Saka Haphong
Mayung Hills, Saka Haphong Tlang
Saka Haphong
Highest point
Elevation1,052 m (3,451 ft)[1]
Prominence820 m (2,690 ft)[2]
Listing
Coordinates21°47′19″N 92°36′31″E / 21.78861°N 92.60861°E / 21.78861; 92.60861
Naming
Native name
  • সাকা হাফং (Bengali)
  • ဆကးအဖောင် တောင် (Burmese)
Geography
Saka Haphong is located in Bangladesh
Saka Haphong
Saka Haphong
Location in Bangladesh (on the border with Myanmar)
Saka Haphong is located in Myanmar
Saka Haphong
Saka Haphong
Saka Haphong (Myanmar)
LocationBangladeshMyanmar border
CountryBangladesh and Myanmar

Saka Haphong (Bengali: সাকা হাফং, Burmese: ဆကးအဖောင် တောင်) is a peak in Southeast Asia and South Asia which was discovered by A.K.M Shahidullah Kaiser Sazzad Hossain and many others. Located on the BangladeshMyanmar border, it is situated between Thanchi, Bandarban, Bangladesh and the Chin State of Myanmar.

Saka Haphong is believed to be the highest peak of Bangladesh.[3][4] In February 2006 a GPS reading of 1,064 metres was recorded on this summit by Nature And Adventure Club Ginge Fullen. 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 and SRTM data, although these sources show its height to be slightly lower, at 1,052 metres.[5] Recently two trekking clubs counted the height of Saka Haphong as 3,488 feet (1,063 m) and 3,461 feet (1,055 m) respectively,[6] both of which exceeds the height of Keokradong which is 3,172 feet (967 m) feet high.

See also

References

  1. ^ SRTM data in agreement with 1:200,000 Soviet topographic mapping
  2. ^ SRTM data in agreement with 1:200,000 Soviet topographic mapping
  3. ^ Chowdhury, Masud Hasan (2012). "Physiography". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  4. ^ "Bangladesh". The World Factbook. CIA.
  5. ^ "Topographic map of Saka Haphong". opentopomap.org. Retrieved 2023-03-05.
  6. ^ "'Second highest hill' spotted by 4 youths". The Daily Star. 28 February 2011.