Port of Mongla

Port of Mongla
মংলা বন্দর
Port of Mongla
Mongla is located in Bangladesh
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°29′20″N 89°35′43″E / 22.48889°N 89.59528°E / 22.48889; 89.59528Coordinates: 22°29′20″N 89°35′43″E / 22.48889°N 89.59528°E / 22.48889; 89.59528
Country  Bangladesh
Division Khulna Division
District Bagerhat District
Time zone BST (UTC+6)

Mongla is the main sea port in the Bagerhat District of south-western Bangladesh.


It was formerly located at Chalna, about 11 miles (18 km) upstream on the Pusur River, but it is now located 48 km south of Khulna city, as established in 1954. The port is situated at the confluence of the Pashur River and the Mongla River. It lies about 62 miles (100 km) north of the Bay of Bengal and is connected to the major inland river ports and to the rail terminal at Khulna. It is very near to Sundarbans. Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) and Haldia in India and Mongla and Chittagong in Bangladesh are the principal seaports on the world's largest Ganges delta.

The port’s chief exports include jute, leather, tobacco, frozen fish, and shrimp; major imports include grain, cement, fertilizer, coal, and wood pulp. Its population as of 2001 was 56,746.

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