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Rivers Near Siliguri, India

26.7N 88.4E

August 2nd, 2011 Category: Mountains, Rivers

Bangladesh and India - July 23rd, 2011

Visible at the foot of the Himalayas is Siliguri, a city in the Indian state of West Bengal near the border with Bangladesh. It is located in the Siliguri Corridor or Chicken’s Neck — a very narrow strip of land linking mainland India to its north eastern states.

Siliguri is situated in the plains at the base of the Himalaya mountains. It is the largest city in North Bengal and the second largest city of West Bengal.  The Mahananda River bifurcates the city. Visible to the east of the city is the wider River Teesta, which forms the border between Sikkim and West Bengal before joining the Brahmaputra as a tributary in Bangladesh. The total length of the river is 315 kilometres (196 mi).

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