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What river flows through the Ganga plain?

What river flows through the Ganga plain?

The 2,525 km (1,569 mi) river rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, and flows south and east through the Gangetic Plain of North India into Bangladesh, where it empties into the Bay of Bengal….

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What does the Ganges flow through?

The River Ganges emerges in the western Himalayas and flows down across northern India into Bangladesh, where it empties into the Bay of Bengal. Nearly 80% of the Ganges river basin is in India, the rest is in Nepal, China and Bangladesh.

Where does Ganges River flow into?

Ganges Delta

How did the Ganges river get its name?

The ancient Name of the river was Bhagirathi. It is believed that Bhagirath brought Ganges to earth and thus was named after him. Near Deoprayag Ganges join another river named Alaknanda and forms Ganga. Ganga then flows across the plains of Northern India, these plains are also known as Gangetic Plains.

Where does the Ganges River Pass in West Bengal?

Along the way between Allahabad and Malda, West Bengal, the Ganges river passes the towns of Chunar, Mirzapur, Varanasi, Ghazipur, Patna, Hajipur, Chapra, Bhagalpur, Ballia, Buxar, Simaria, Sultanganj, and Saidpur.

Where is the footbridge across the Ganges River?

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India: footbridgeFootbridge across the Ganges (Ganga) River near Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.© jolefantoni/Fotolia. The volume of the Ganges increases markedly as it receives more tributaries and enters a region of heavier rainfall, and it shows a marked seasonal variation in flow.

Where are the headstreams of the Ganges river located?

Physiography The Ganges rises in the southern Great Himalayas on the Indian side of the border with the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. Its five headstreams—the Bhagirathi, the Alaknanda, the Mandakini, the Dhauliganga, and the Pindar—all rise in the mountainous region of northern Uttarakhand state.