2011

ENVIRONMENTAL AND URBAN ECONOMICS
The attractive index of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
This work contains a case study of attractive index of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, top of the 7th natural wonders in the world including some images and brief description of the city providing basic natural, geographic and climatic information.

MD. MAHBUBUR RAHMAN (765524)
Politecnico Di Milano
10/20/2011

BANGLADESH Longest natural sea beach in the World Natural potential Hotel Sea Palace Luxurious accommodation for tourists .Case Study: The Attractiveness Index COX’S BAZAR.

Cox’s Bazar is also known by the name "Panowa". Its other old name was "Palongkee. Cox's Bazar town with an area of 6.Location Cox's Bazar is a town. The climate of Cox's Bazar is mostly similar to the rest of the country. heavy rainfall.285 mm. and distinct seasonal variations. The average amount of rainfall remains at 4. It is further characterized by the location in the coastal area. But it is mostly famous for its long natural sandy beach. often excessive humidity. Climate The climate of Bangladesh is mostly determined by its location in the tropical monsoon region: high temperature. Cox's Bazar Town is a very big port and health resort. the literal translation of which means "yellow flower". is located at 21°35′0″N 92°01′0″E and bounded by Bakkhali River on the north and East.85 km² with 27 mahallas and 9 wards and has a population of 51. Bay of Bengal in the West.8 °C and a minimum of 16. a fishing port and district headquarters in Bangladesh. The annual average temperature in Cox's Bazar remains at about a maximum of 34.918. It is an unbroken 125 km sandy sea beach with a gentle slope. The municipality covers an area of 6.85 km². and Jhilwanj Union in the south. It is located 150 km south of Chittagong. Cox's Bazar is connected by road and air with Chittagong.1 °C. The reversal of the wind circulation between summer and winter is another important feature of the climate of the country. . It is known for its wide sandy beach which is the world's longest natural sandy sea beach. Located along the Bay of Bengal in South Eastern Bangladesh.

The Attractive Index Basic Criteria Criteria A = natural tourist resources Criteria B = anthropic tourist resources Criteria C = technical-material facilities Criteria D = general infrastructure SUB-CRITERIA .A CRITERIA-A Land scape -A1 Relief -A2 Climate -A3 Water Network -A4 Fauna -A5 Flora -A6 Protected Area -A7 Therapeutic Factors -A8 Quality Of Environment A9 Awarded Value 7 5 5 4 3 2 3 7 4 Weighted value 3 3 3 2 1 2 3 1 3 Awarded Value 40% 30% 16% 14% 21 15 15 8 3 4 9 7 12 .

C CRITERIA-C Accommodation Units -C1 Tourism food units -C2 Balance therapy treatment units -C3 Recreations Units -C4 Awarded Value 5 4 4 3 Weighted value 3 3 1 3 15 12 4 9 .B SUB-CRITERIA .The Attractive Index CRITERIA-B Historic and art Monuments -B1 Archeological Vestiges -B2 Churches and monasteries -B3 Museums -B4 Traditional Architecture B5 Crafts and Handicrafts -B6 Traditional Customs -B7 Awarded Value 7 3 4 4 3 4 5 Weighted value 2 3 0 2 2 2 3 14 9 0 8 6 8 15 SUB-CRITERIA .

The Attractive Index SUB-CRITERIA .D CRITERIA-D Awarded Value Ways of Access -D1 7 Urban network -D2 5 Ecological points for collecting 2 waste -D3 Weighted value 2 2 2 14 10 4 .

16) + (28x0.867 .301(awarded value) The attractiveness index Ia = (94x0.4) + (60x0.600 (awarded value) Criteria D =28 Criteria D = 1.The Attractive Index Criteria A = 94 Criteria A = 4.3) + (40x0.178 (awarded value) Criteria B = 60 Criteria B = 2.14)/ 23 Ia = 2.572 (awarded value) Criteria C = 40 Criteria C = 1.

the most popular tourist spot in Bangladesh. . one of the fascinating coral island in the world just few km far from the Cox’s Bazar Now Cox's Bazar is the top listed seven natural wonders in the world Need also some improvement in water supply system. due to lack of publicity. Lot of fascinating parks and tourist spots .COMMENTS An analysis of the city of Cox’s Bazar for the evaluations of tourist attractiveness are revealed following key features: Cox's Bazar. fabulous beach points and sunset points near the town Saint Martin. is visited by a large number of tourists from many countries each year. urban network and collecting waste from ecological points of view It has yet to become a major international tourist destination.

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful