Indus, Ganga and Brahmaputra Rivers: 20 Frequently Asked Questions

Indus, Ganga and Brahmaputra Rivers 20Frequently Asked Questions
1. Brahmaputra River Originates From Which Glacier?

Answer: The Brahmaputra River originates from the Chemayungdung Glacier in Tibet.

2. Where Do The River Indus And Ganga Have Their Origin?

Answer: The River Indus has its origin in Glacier Bokhar Chu in the Tibet region at an altitude of 4164m in the Kailash  Mountain Range. The River Ganga has its origin in the Gangotri Glacier near Gomukh in the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand at 3900 meters.

3. Indus River Originates From Which Glacier?

Answer: The Indus River originates from Glacier Bokhar Chu in the Tibet region.

4. Where Is Indus River?

Answer: The Indus River rises from Bokhar Chu Glacier in Tibet.

5. Indus River Flows Through Which States?

Answer: The Indus River flows through the states of China – Tibet in China,  India – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Pakistan – regions of Baltistan and Gilgit.

6. Where Is Indus River Located?

Answer: The Indus River is located in three countries namely China, India, and Pakistan.

7. What Are The Tributaries Of the Indus River?

Answer: Indus River Tributaries include the Jhelum, the Chenab, the Ravi, the Beas, and the Sutlej.

8. What Is The Length Of Indus River?

Answer: Indus River Length: With a total length of 2880 km, the Indus River is considered one of the largest rivers in the world.

9. Which River Is Known As Dakshin Ganga?

Answer: River Godavari is known as the Dakshin Ganga and is the largest Peninsular River.

10. Ganga River Flows Through Which States?

Answer: The Ganga River flows through the states of Uttarakhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

11. What Is The Length Of Ganga River?

Answer: The total length of the Ganga is 2525 kilometers.

12. Which River Is Called Dakshin Ganga?

Answer: River Godavari is known as the Dakshin Ganga and is the largest Peninsular River.

13. Brahmaputra River Flows Through Which States?

Answer: It originates from the Chemayungdung Glacier in Tibet. It flows to Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and to Bangladesh and deposits into the Bay of Bengal.

14. Why Brahmaputra Is Known As Red River?

Answer: The River Brahmaputra is known as the Red River because the soil of the region is rich in iron which makes the colour red to the river with a high concentration of red and yellowish soil sediments. Likewise, it is called as Jamuna in West Bengal and Bangladesh and Tsang Po in China and Tibet.

15. Where Does The Brahmaputra River Start And End?

Answer: The Brahmaputra River starts from Chemayungdung Glacier in Tibet and after entering Bangladesh it ends in the Bay of Bengal.

16. How many types of Indian River System are there?
Answer: There are two Indian River system:- (i) Himalayan River System and (ii) Peninsular River System.
17. What are the two types of river system in India?
Answer: The two types of River System in India are Himalayan River system and Peninsular River System.
18. What is river system?

Answer: River system is a collection of many small rivers which flows into many different directions. Small rivers are called the tributaries of a large main rivers.

19. Why does the Brahmaputra in its Tibetan part have less silt despite a longer course?

Answer: In Tibet, the Brahmaputra river is known as Tsangpo. Tibet is a place which is very cold and dry, therefore, the river carries a very small amount of water and have very less silt content, despite having a large course. However, in India, Brahmaputra is fed by heavy rains, and it carries lot of water and silt.

20. Where do the Rivers Indus and Ganga have their origin?

Answer: The Indus River originates in Glacier Bokhar Chu in the Tibet region at an altitude of 4164m in the Kailash  Mountain Range. The River Ganga has its origin in the Gangotri Glacier near Gomukh in the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand at 3900 meters.

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