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Kaveri River Crossing Tamil Nadu, India

10.8N 78.5E

November 26th, 2011 Category: Rivers

India - November 24th, 2011

This APM image shows the Kaveri River (also spelled Cauvery, in English) crossing Tamil Nadu, India. The Kaveri basin is estimated to be 27,700 square miles (72,000 km2), and its length about 475 mi (765 km).

The origin of the large river is traditionally placed at Talakaveri, Kodagu in the Western Ghats in Karnataka. It then flows generally south and east through Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and across the southern Deccan plateau through the southeastern lowlands (visible here, in contrast with the more mountainous terrain to the north), emptying into the Bay of Bengal through two principal mouths.

 

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