Shapuree Island

Shapuree, Shahpori, Shah Parir,[1] Shapura,[2] or Shinmabyu Island (Bengali: শাহপরী দ্বীপ, romanizedSahapari Dwip; Burmese: ရှင်မဖြူကျွန်း) is located in Bangladesh at the mouth of the Naf River, a maritime-boundary between Bangladesh and Myanmar. Historically, it was claimed by the British during the First Anglo-Burmese War.[3] The island forms an extension of the peninsula of Teknaf Upazila.[1]

Shapuree Island is located in Bangladesh
Shapuree Island
Location of Shapuree Island in Bangladesh

The island plays an important role as a likely landing place for boatloads of refugees crossing the Naf River from Myanmar, attempting to reach Bangladesh.[4]


  1. ^ a b Mainuddin, Md (2012). "Teknaf Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ Tucker, S.C. (2009), A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East [6 volumes]: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East, ABC-CLIO, p. 1142, ISBN 9781851096725{{citation}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  3. ^ Dorothy Woodman (1962). The Making of Burma (1 ed.). London: The Cresset Press. p. 60.
  4. ^ Dwaipayan Barua (12 June 2012). "Border guards push back 500". The Daily Star.

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Coordinates: 20°46′03″N 92°20′02″E / 20.7674°N 92.3340°E / 20.7674; 92.3340