Brahmaputra River

Name of River

Brahmaputra River


India, China, Bangladesh


Himalayas, Chemayungdung Glacier, China


1,800 miles


380 feet


This Brahmaputra River is also popular by the name of Tsangpo-Brahmaputra and it is regarded as trrans-boundaries River and it is one of the prominent rivers of Asia. It is having its origin through Talung Tso and this is a lake and it is present in the south western Tibet region. It would be flowing through southern Tibet and it would be getting into Himalayas and that is gorges and Arunachal Pradesh and it is also known by the name of Dihang. It would be flowing from southwestern region and then in Assam Valley as a Brahmaputra and Jamuna as in the south part. Delta would be getting merged with Padma and that is regarded as Ganges distributaries and then it would be getting empty into Bay of Bengal.


This is approximately 1800 miles and this is one of the prominent rivers for the purpose of transportation and irrigation. 124 feet is average depth of this river and 380 feet is its maximum depth. It is imperative that this river would be causing a lot of flood especially when snow would be melting and it discharges approximately 1930 water and causes a lot of flood.




Tibet: This River is known by the name of Yarlung Tsangpo in language of Tibet and it would be originating through Angsi Glacier and that are present on northern part of Himalayas and they are not in the Chema-Yungdung glacier. This was identified through swami Pranavananda and he was the geographer of 1930’s.


As per the findings that have come out, it is having the drainage area of approxiamtely 712,034 and it is 3847 km long. This is completely according to the new research done and before it was having the area of 520,000. This has been given through Mr. Liu Shaochauang and he is one of the academic researchers who are working in the Remote sensing Institute applications and he has been carrying out numerous satellite imagery expeditions through Chinese Sciences academy.


Assam and Adjoining Region: This River would be entering into the Arunachal Pradesh state and it is known by the name of Siang. It is known for having the rapid descent and then it would be coming in plains and then it is known by the name of Dihang. Later on, it would be flowing for approximately 35 kms and then it is joined through Dibang River Along With Lohit River and that is present in Assam Valley head. In the below region, this river would be called as Brahmaputra and then it would be entering into Assam state and it would be becoming very wider and that is 10kms. Then, it would be joined through Kameng River that lies in Sonitpur.


Lakhimpur and Dibrugarh district would be dive them into 2 main channels and that includes Southern Brahmaputra and northern Kherkutia channels. These two channels would be joining again and then in the downstream it would be forming Majuli Island and this was known as largest river. You would also get to see the Hajo pilgrimage center at Guwahati and here Brahmaputra would be present on the Shillong plateau rocks and that lies at 1 km. This river is known to have the very narrow width and Saraighat battle was also fought in 1671, March. One bridge was formed here and that was opened for public in year 1962, in the month of April and Brahmaputra floodplains environment had been described as evergreen forests.


Bangladesh: Brahmaputra has been joined through Teesta River and it is regarded as largest tributaries. Under Teesta, this would be getting split into 2 branches. Western branch would comprise of prominent river flow and then it would be getting merged with lower Ganges and that would be named as Padma River. Its eastern Branch used to be very large, but now it is smaller and would be called by the name of old or lower Brahmaputra. It would be joining Meghna River and that is present near to Dhaka. Meghna and Padma would be converging near to the Chandpur and then they would be flowing into Bay of Bengal. Meghna would be its final part. Few years back, it was having completely different Brahmaputra course and then it would be passing through Mymensingh and Jamalpur.


It was due to the earthquake that Bhahadurabad point had switched towards south and then it got opened into Jamuna. Ganges Delta is one of the largest deltas of this world.

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