Saka Haphong

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Saka Haphong
Mowdok Mual
Saka Haphong.jpg
Saka Haphong
Highest point
Elevation 1,052 m (3,451 ft) [1]
Prominence 820 m (2,690 ft) [2]
Listing Country high point
Coordinates 21°47′19″N 92°36′31″E / 21.78861°N 92.60861°E / 21.78861; 92.60861Coordinates: 21°47′19″N 92°36′31″E / 21.78861°N 92.60861°E / 21.78861; 92.60861
Geography
Saka Haphong is located in Bangladesh
Saka Haphong
Saka Haphong
Location in Bangladesh (on the border with Burma)
Location BangladeshBurma border
Parent range Mowdok range
Geology
Mountain type Mountain

Saka Haphong (also Mowdok Taung or Tlang Moy) is a peak in Bangladesh, often considered the highest point of the country, with an elevation of 1,052 metres (3,451 ft).[3][4] Located on the Bangladesh–Burma border, it is situated between Thanchi, Bandarban, Bangladesh and the Chin State of Burma.

Saka Haphong is not officially the highest peak of Bangladesh,[5][6] but maps and other data indicate there are no higher peaks within the country.[1] In February 2006 a GPS reading of 1,064 metres was recorded on this summit by English adventurer Ginge Fullen.[7][not in citation given] The location he recorded, 21°47′11″N 92°36′36″E / 21.78639°N 92.61°E, accurately matches the location given by Russian topographic mapping[8][not in citation given] and SRTM data, although these sources show its height to be slightly lower, at 1,052 metres. Recently two trekking clubs counted the height of Saka Haphong as 3,488 and 3,461 feet respectively.[9] Any of these figures would make it the highest mountain in Bangladesh, exceeding the height of Keokradong which is 3,172 feet high.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mowdok Mual, Bangladesh". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-07-28. [self-published source]
  2. ^ SRTM data in agreement with 1:200,000 Soviet topographic mapping
  3. ^ Bao-Rong Lu, General information of the areas visited and the collecting routes, A Report On BRRI-IRRI Cooperative Collection of Wild Oryza Species In Bangladesh, page 5, International Rice Research Institute, October 1529, 1998[dead link]
  4. ^ Country-wise highest points, HighPoint.com[dead link]
  5. ^ Chowdhury, Masud Hasan (2012). "Physiography". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  6. ^ "Bangladesh". The World Factbook. CIA. 
  7. ^ "World peaks climbed". Ginge Fullen. Archived from the original on 29 July 2014. [self-published source]
  8. ^ "Relevant section of the Topographic Map". Топографическая карта Украины, России, Беларуси. 1965. Archived from the original on 1 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "'Second highest hill' spotted by 4 youths". The Daily Star. 28 February 2011.