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Currently, the megacity comprises six municipalities (Kadamrasul, Gazipur, Narayanganj, Siddirganj1, Savar and Tongi) (Fig. 2a), the entire area of Dhaka City Cooperation (DCC) and 68 adjacent unions that are termed as other urban areas (OUA) [see notes at the end of this chapter]. The total area of the megacity, as indicated by the BBS Urban Area Report – 2008 – is 1,371 km2; however, a GIS-based calculation revealed that the total area is 1,383 km2. 57 E longitudes (Fig. 2a). If one considers the boundary of Dhaka Megacity/DSMA defined by Professor Nazrul Islam, a distinguished urban researcher in Bangladesh, in his book Dhaka Now: Contemporary Urban Development, then the spatial extent of the area considered to be the megacity reduces substantially to a total area of 930 km2.
A 23–29 % increase in flooded areas is predicted for Bangladesh if global temperature rises by 2 C (Mirza et al. 2003). 4 C in 2100. Rising temperature would seriously affect current agricultural practices (Shahid 2011b) and could severely disrupt food production in the region (Douglas 2009). A one-metre rise in sea level could inundate as much as 16 % of Bangladesh (Ahmed 2009) and might displace nearly 30 million people (BBS 2009 in Mirza 2009). Furthermore, global warming may increase the frequency of tropical cyclones and storm surges in the coast.