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Cox's Bazar
Cox's Bazar
কক্সবাজার
Location of Cox's Bazaar in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 21°35′0″N 92°01′0″E
Country Bangladesh Bangladesh
Administrative District Cox's Bazar District
Area
 • City 6.85 km2 (2.64 sq mi)
Elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Population (2007 est.)Total population represents population in city and metro represents entire district.[1]
 • City 51,918
 • Density 7,579.27/km2(19,630.2/sq mi)
 • Metro 120,480
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
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Part of a series on

Tourism in Bangladesh

Beaches

Cox's Bazar sea beach · Kuakata
Patenga
St. Martin's Island · Nijhum Dwip

Hill stations

Bandarban · Khagrachari · Rangamati
Jaflong · Sripur · Srimongol

Islands

Chhera island · Bhola · Hatiya
Kutubdia · Manpura · Nijhum Dwip
Sandwip · Sonadia · St. Martin's Island

Wildlife

Sundarbans · Bhawal · Lawachara forest

Waterfalls

Hum hum · Madhabkunda · Nafa-khum

Archaeological sites

Bhitagarh · Choto Katra
Jagaddala Mahavihara
Mahasthangarh · Mainamati
Mosque City of Bagerhat
Noapara-Ishanchandranagar
 · Sonargaon  · Somapura Mahavihara
 · Wari-Bateshwar

Architecture
Ahsan Manzil · Bara Katra · Curzon Hall
Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban

Lalbagh Fort · Northbrook Hall

Religious

Mosques
Sixty Dome Mosque


Hindu Temples
Kantaji Temple


Buddhist Temples
Buddha Dhatu Jadi


Churches
Armenian Church (Dhaka)

Events

International mother language day
Pohela Boishakh

National monuments

Jatiyo Smriti Soudho
Shaheed Minar

Miscellaneous

Gardens · Lakes · Museums
Palaces · Parks · Rivers
World Heritage Sites · Zoos

Bangladesh Portal

Cox's Bazaar (Bengali: কক্সবাজার Kaksbajar) is a seaside town, a fishing port and district headquarters inBangladesh. It is known for its wide and long sandy beach, which is considered by many as the world's longest natural sandy sea beach.[2][3] The beach in Cox's Bazar is an unbroken 125 km sandy sea beach with a gentle slope. It is located 150 km south of the industrial port Chittagong. Cox’s Bazar is also known by the namePanowa, whose literal translation means "yellow flower." Its other old name was "Palongkee".

Cox's Bazaar derives its name from Captain Hiram Cox (died 1799), an officer serving in British India. An officer of the British East India Company, Captain Cox was appointed Superintendent of Palongkee outpost afterWarren Hastings became Governor of Bengal. Captain Cox was specially mobilised to deal with a century-long conflict between Arakan refugees and local Rakhains. He embarked upon the mammoth task of rehabilitating refugees in the area and made significant progress. A premature death took Captain Cox in 1799 before he could finish his work. To commemorate his role in rehabilitation work, a market was established and named Cox's Bazaar ("Cox's Market") after him.

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