Name the Areas Where the Mangrove Forests are Found in India

By Priya Gupta|Updated : August 26th, 2022

The areas where the Mangrove forests are found in India are Sundarbans located in the Ganga river delta in West Bengal and Bangladesh, Tamil Nadu (Pichavaram mangroves), Mahanadi Mangroves, Goa Mangroves, Krishna Godavari Mangroves, Ratnagiri Mangroves, Cauvery Deltaic Mangroves, etc. Mangroves are a special type of vegetation with a delicate stem that grows in the coastal regions where the saline water and the freshwater mix.

Where Mangrove Forests are found in India?

In India, there are many coastal areas where Mangrove forests are found. Based on the forest survey of India, 2019, the Mangrove area in the country is increased by 54 sq. km as compared to 2017. The three types of Mangrove forests are red, black, and white which is mainly found in the Sundarban Ganga river delta which is the largest Mangrove forest in the world located in West Bengal of India and Bangladesh, Pichavaram mangroves in Tamil Nadu, Ratnagiri Mangroves, etc.

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  • The largest Mangrove First in India is found in the Sundarbans of West Bengal which is also a UNESCO Heritage Site and home to the Royal Bengal Tigers.

  • Mangrove forests are grown in tropical and sub-tropical regions generally between latitudes 25° N and 25° S, where the freshwater and saltwater mix with each other.

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