Sonadia Island

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Sonadia Island is a small island of about 9 square kilometres (3.5 square miles), offshore of the Cox's Bazar coast in Chittagong Division, Bangladesh. Sonadia is located at Kutubjom Union in Maheshkhali Upazila, 15 km north-west of Cox's Bazar District Headquarters. It is located at latitude 21.28˝-21.33˝ and longitude 91.50˝-91.56˝. Sonadia Maheshkhali is separated from the main island by a canal.


Sonadia is seen as a potential deepwater port lying on the Bay of Bengal that could serve the landlocked parts of India, Myanmar and China.[1]

Rail connections have yet to be built, and the question of gauge has yet to be resolved as the following gauges are in use or possible:

1,676 mm (66 in) - Bangladesh, India 1,000 mm (39 in) - Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Thailand, etc. 1,435 mm (56 in) - China

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Coordinates: 21°29′N 91°54′E / 21.483°N 91.900°E / 21.483; 91.900

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  Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Chittagong". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.