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Karnaphuli River

Karnaphuli, the largest and most important river in Chittagong and the Chittagong Hill Tracts, is a 667 metres (2,188 ft)-wide river in the south-eastern part of Bangladesh. Originating from the Lushai hills in Mizoram, it flows 270 km southwest through Chittagong Hill Tracts and Chittagong into the Bay of Bengal.

Source of Origin : Lushai Hills, Mizoram

Drainage Area : Mizoram, Bangladesh

Length : 270 km

End : Bay of Bengal

Dams : Kaptai Dam (1962)

Power-plant : Kaptai Hydo-power station, the only hydro-electric power plant in Bangladesh, was constructed at Kaptai in 1962. It produces 230 Megawatts of electricity.

Important Sea-port : Chittagong sea-port, the main port of Bangladesh, is on the mouth of this river.


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