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Sediments off the Coast of Bangladesh – November 21st, 2010

22.8N 90.2E

November 21st, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

Bangladesh - November 9th, 2010

The country of Bangladesh is located in the low-lying Ganges–Brahmaputra River Delta or Ganges Delta. This delta is formed by the confluence of the Ganges (local name Padma), Brahmaputra (Jamuna), and Meghna Rivers and their respective tributaries.

The Ganges unites with the Jamuna (main channel of the Brahmaputra) and later joins the Meghna to eventually empty into the Bay of Bengal. The alluvial soil deposited by these rivers has created some of the most fertile plains in the world. The sediments from these rivers can be seen pouring into the Bay of Bengal in the lower part of this image.

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