15 Things You Must Know About The Brahmaputra River

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15 Things You Must Know About The Brahmaputra River: The Brahmaputra River is a major river in Asia. It flows through Tibet, India, and Bangladesh. It is about 2,900 kilometers long. Here are the list of 15 major facts about the Brahmaputra River.

15 Major Facts About The Brahmaputra River

1. The Brahmaputra River is a trans-boundary river that flows through China, India, and Bangladesh.

2. The Brahmaputra River is also known as Brahmaputra or Luit in Assamese, Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibetan, the Siang or Dihang River in Arunachali, and the Jamuna River in Bengali.

3. The Brahmaputra River is the 9th longest river in the world by discharge.

4. The total length of the Brahmaputra River is approximately 2,900 kilometers.

5. The Brahmaputra River originates in the Manasarovar Lake region, near Mount Kailash, on the northern side of the Himalayas.

6. The Brahmaputra River enters India near the village of Gelling in Arunachal Pradesh and flows southwest through the Assam valley as the Brahmaputra and south through Bangladesh as the Jamuna.

7. The Brahmaputra River merges with the Ganges and the Meghna Rivers in Bangladesh before emptying into the Bay of Bengal.

8. The Brahmaputra River forms the world’s largest riverine island, Majuli, in Assam.

9. The Brahmaputra River originates from the Angsi Glacier near Manasarovar in Tibet.

10. The name Brahmaputra means ‘son of Brahma’ in Sanskrit.

11. The average depth of the Brahmaputra River is 30 meters and its maximum depth is 135 meters at Sadiya, Assam.

12. The Brahmaputra River is also called Tsangpo-Brahmaputra and red river of India.

13. National Waterway 2 is 891 kilometers long Sadiya-Dhubri stretch of Brahmaputra River in Assam.

14. The major tributaries of the Brahmaputra River are the Subansiri, the Siang, the Kameng, the Dhansiri, the Manas, etc.

15. The total drainage area of the Brahmaputra basin in India is about 5.9% of the India’s total geographical area.

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