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Map[edit]

Where in the world is the Bay of Bengal?

I've added a map to the article that might help you spatially locate the bay. --NormanEinstein 20:40, 15 September 2005 (UTC)

I wonder why such a recent map has "Dacca" as Bangladesh's capital --128.36.229.95 00:11, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

The data I used to create the map apparently uses the older spelling. I'll change it to Dhaka shortly. :-) --NormanEinstein 00:56, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

Expand notice[edit]

I nominated this for Version 0.5 because of its importance, but the article is very brief for such an important body of water - compare Red Sea. Could someone expand it? I also posted a request at Wikipedia:WikiProject India. Walkerma 04:13, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Areas for Expansion[edit]

To further add to and expand sub categories started such as major marine ecosystem plants and animals ... sealife ... as well as to possibly start these...

  • History or Etymology of Name or name changes as seen on historical map present on web page as contrasted to current name.
  • Oceanography--Nothing added yet about Chemical oceanography or minerals of Bay of Bengal
  • Some of the research cruises in the Bay of Bengal
  • Tourism around the Bay of Bengal
  • Mythic origin
  • Place of Pilgrimage
  • maritime trade and cultural evolution.
  • exploitation of living and non-living maritime resources
  • development of maritime communications
  • ship building and ship repair
  • weather forecasting
  • prevention of pollution
  • Environmental concerns
  • Volcanoes...did you know about volcanoes/eruptions

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Dwarka?[edit]

How come Dwarka is listed here? I believe Krishna's Dwarka lies in the west coast of India. Or is there another place with the same name under the Bay of Bengal? --srini 16:47, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

This information is sourced on the main article page Note 15...On the WWW internet site it states Dwarka is located "5 km off Poompuhar in the Bay of Bengal" "Bridging the Myth and Science of the Flood" by Harry Young Can you source your information about the west coast of India, in support of or not in support of Harry Young's article? SriMesh | talk 22:27, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
Harry Young's article clearly says, "northwest coastal town of Dwarka, sacred to Krishna". Poompuhar is in south-east India and has nothing to do with Dwarka. The article only says that the NIO divers explored a masonry site 5 km off Poompuhar in Bay of Bengal in addition to their expeditions in Dwarka, a coastal town in northwest India. I have been to both these places myself and am pretty sure there is no place named Dwarka in the Bay of Bengal. srini 08:32, 15 June 2007 (UTC)


Oh thank you !!! I haven't been to either, so I appreciate your notes, I am glad you wrote a line here!!! SriMesh | talk 17:20, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Largest bay[edit]

In defining a bay in the sentence that the Bay of Bengal is the largest bay, is it defined according to any particular difference between a bay and a sea, or is it simply defined by whether Sea or Bay is part of the body of water's name?? If it's the latter, I suggest changing this statement to saying that the Bay of Bengal is the largest body of water named with Bay. Any objections?? Georgia guy (talk) 14:13, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

This question hasn't been bothered for nearly 2 years. There's a citation in the article, but does the citation reveal that the Bay of Bengal is the largest bay according to any well-defined meaning of the word, or just by the use of the word Bay in the geographical name?? Georgia guy (talk) 19:33, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

RFC on adding Bengali language name to the article[edit]

User:BijoyChakrabarty has been adding the name of Bay of Bengal in Bengali, i.e. বঙ্গোপসাগর, with the justification that "It is because the Bay is named after Bengal and it is no harm to write up the name in Bengali language even." I have reverted the edits, as Bay of Bengal has a coastline covering multiple countries and as such, the official language of one countries should not be arbitrarily included in the article, which is in the English language Wikipedia. And, going by the above logic, we might have to include (Bengali: বাঘ) in the Bengal tiger article! Shovon (talk) 15:45, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Proposed merge with Mahodadhi[edit]

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Despite no discussion taking place, the merge was carried out and is complete. Ibadibam (talk) 17:59, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

This is a tiny snippet of information. Merging it leaving a redirect behind makes the most sense. Fiddle Faddle 11:41, 21 August 2013 (UTC)


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