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Confluence of Padma and Jamuna Rivers, Bangladesh

23.7N 89.7E

November 20th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Bangladesh - November 9th, 2011

This APM image shows the confluence of the Padma River (left) and Jamuna River (above), in Bangladesh. The Jamuna is one of the country’s three main rivers. The Brahmaputra-Jamuna is a classic example of a braided river and is highly susceptible to channel migration and avulsion.

The Jamuna is the main distributary channel of the Brahmaputra River as it flows out of India into Bangladesh. The Jamuna then flows south and joins the Padma River (Pôdda) near Goalundo Ghat. Merged with the Padma (Pôdda), it meets the Meghna River near Chandpur. Its waters then flow into the Bay of Bengal as the Meghna River.

 

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