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sylhet

city, northeastern Bangladesh. It lies along the right bank of the Surma River. The most important town in the Surma River valley, it is connected by road and rail with Comilla, Chhatak, and Habiganj, by road with Assam and Meghalaya (both in India), and by air with Dhaka and several international destinations. Sylhet is known for its cane products and also produces tea, fertilizer, and liquefied petroleum (propane) gas. There are also several handicraft cottage industries, including mat weaving and bamboo work. Tea estates southeast of Sylhet provide most of Bangladesh's yield.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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