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Ganges River Flowing Across Northern India

25.7N 83.6E

March 22nd, 2011 Category: Rivers

India - March 17th, 2011

The Ganges River flows across the top of this image of India, appearing as a tan line flowing southeastward from the Himalayas and (visible in the full image) then almost due east across the green Gangetic Plain.

The 2,510 km (1,560 mi) river rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The average depth of the river is 52 feet (16 m), and the maximum depth, 100 feet (30 m).

The Ganges Basin drains 1,000,000-square-kilometre (390,000 sq mi) and supports one of the world’s densest human populations. It is the second largest river on the Indian subcontinent by discharge.

 

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