Shapla Square

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Coordinates: 23°43.59′N 90°25.30′E / 23.72650°N 90.42167°E / 23.72650; 90.42167

Shapla Square monument in Dhaka

Shapla Square (Bengali: শাপলা চত্ত্বর, Shapla Chottor) is a huge sculpture at the heart of Motijheel near the center of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. It depicts a Shapla (water lily, the species Nymphaea nouchali), the national flower of Bangladesh. The sculpture is surrounded by a fountain.[1]

The location also marks a mass grave of the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971.[2]


  1. ^ Images of the monument.
  2. ^ Farooque, Md. Abu Hasan (2012). "Motijheel Thana". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.