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North India Rivers: facts, Information

The rivers which covers the area of north India are Ganges,Indus,Brahmaputra, Luni and there tributary and distributary  rivers.
Gnges, Indus,Brahmaputra
North India Rivers


Rivers Facts Informtion
Ganges Length: 2,525 K.M.
Source: Gangotri Glacier
of Himalaya
Mouth: Bay of Bengal
Tributary : Ramganga, Gomti, Ghaghara, Gandaki, Burhi Gandak, Koshi,
Mahananda, Yamuna, Tamsa, Son, Punpun,
Countries: India, Bangladesh,
Indian States: Uttarakhand,
Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal

  • It is third largest river in account of water discharge.
  • Ganges delta formed by the water of Ganges and Brahmaputra is the largest delta of world.
Brahmaputra Length: 2,900 K.M.
Source: Angsi Glacier of
Himalaya, Tibet
Mouth: Bay of Bengal
Tributary : Dibang , Lohit
, Dhansiri ,Kameng , Manas , Raidak , Jaldhaka , Teesta
Countries: India, China, Bangladesh, Tibet
Indian States: Assam,
Arunachal Pradesh

  • Brahmaputra means “son of Brahma”. It is a rare Indian river which has a male name.
  • It is a braided river.
  • Majuli island is formed by Brahmaputra River.It is one of the largest river island of world
Indus Length: 3,180 K.M. (709
K.M. in India)
Source: Sênggê Zangbo
(Primary), Gar (Secondary)
Mouth: Arabian Sea
Tributary : Zanskar , Chenab , Sutlej , Soan , Shyok , Gilgit , Kabul , Kurram , Gomal
Countries: Pakistan,
India, China
Indian States: Jammu and Kashmir

  • The word Indus is derived from the word “Sindhu” which means “a body of trembling water, river, stream or ocean”.
  • It is Pakistan’s largest river.
  • Indus Valley Civilization was built around this river. 
  • The word India is derived from the name of Indus River
Luni Length: 495 K.M.
Source: Pushkar valley of the Aravalli Range
Mouth: Rann of Kutch
Tributary: Sukri, Mithri,
Bandi, Khari, Jawai, Guhiya
Countries: India
Indian States: Rajasthan,
Gujarat

  • The meaning of Luni River is Salt River due to its high salinity of water

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