Some facts about the Brahmputra River
Important facts about Brahmputra are shared here to enhance your understanding of the river and its ecosystem. The facts are:
- The river's name is taken from two Sanskrit words, "Putra" and "Brahma", which means Brahma's Son.
- The river is called Tsangpo in Tibet, In India, it is known as Brohmoputro noi, and in Bangladesh, it is called Jamuna.
- The maximum depth of the river is 120 meters, and the overall average is 38 meters.
- During spring, the river overflows due to the melting of snow from the Himalayas, which makes it prone to flooding.
- Within the Brahmaputra Basin, the highest point is Mt. Kanchenjunga has a height of 8,586 meters. In the south of Tibet, large amounts of rainfall are prevalent, increasing the river's high volume.
- The river flows through China (Tibet), India, and Bangladesh. From Tibet, it goes southwest through the valley of Assam and then heads south through Bangladesh. In the Ganges Delta, the river merges with Padma (Bangladesh's name for the Ganges) and finally, with the Meghna River.
- After a long course, it empties into the Bay of Bengal, located northeast of the Indian Ocean.
From Which Country does the Brahmaputra River not Flow?
The river basin does not touch Bhutan during the whole course. The river starts in China and flows through India and Bhutan. It is the longest river in Southeast Asia. It brings floods in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in the rainy season. It is the main source of water for Bangladesh.
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