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  • The Ganges, also Ganga, is a river of Asia which flows start with the nations of India ends at Bangladesh.
  • It is the largest river in India.
  • Unfortunately Its listed in 5th place in World largest polluted rivers.
  • Ganga River, considered the holiest of all Indian rivers.
  • The water of river Ganga is used for irrigation, power generating, and consumption.
  • Ganga river is the only river in India which flows in 365 days without the speed of flows.
  • Winter season it used to flow with rains whereas in summer seasons the rivers flows by melting the Formed Ice.

Formed Ice in Ganga

 

Varanasi Sacred Place for Hindus :

  • Varanasi stands on the banks of river Ganga.  A large number of pilgrims visit the holy city from all parts of India and the world.
  • Hindus from India and all over the world belied that the Ganga River as the most powerful sacred place at varanasi.

 

Dead Bodies Floating In The Ganges River
Dead Bodies Floating In The Ganges River

Quick Facts:
Country                  :              India, Bangladesh
States                      :             Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong
Branches               :              Ramganga, Gomti, Ghaghara, Gandak, Koshi, Mahananda, Yamuna, Tamsa, Son, Punpun
Cities                      :              Rishikesh, Haridwar, Farrukhabad, Kanpur, Jajmau, Allahabad, Mirzapur, Varanasi, Ghazipur, Buxar, Ballia, Patna, Hajipur, Munger, Bhagalpur
Sahibganj, Raebareli
Source                   :              Gangotri Glacier, Satopanth Glacier, Khatling Glacier, and waters from melted snow from such peaks as Nanda Devi, Trisul, Kedarnath, Nanda Kot, and Kamet.
Location               :              Uttarakhand, India
Elevation              :              3,892 m (12,769 ft)
Coordinates         :              30°59’N 78°55’E
Length                  :              2,525 km (1,569 mi)
Depth                    :              17 m (56 ft)
Basin                     :              1,080,000 km2 (416,990 sq mi)
Discharge             :              Bay of Bengal 38,129 m3/s

 

Inspirational Facts:

  • Supplied by the waters of the Brahmaputra and the Ganges, this river system creates the Ganges Delta, which is the biggest river delta in the world.
  • Ganga is the 3rd most largest discharge rivers in the world. It has an average discharge of about 42,470 m³/second.
Facts about the Ganges River
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