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Facts at a Glance (To go with Ganga story)

New Delhi,Environment/Wildlife,Features, Sun, 25 Mar 2012 IANS

Here are some facts on the river Ganga

 

Size of the river: 2,525 sq km

 

 

Source: Gaumukh (Gangotri glacier) at 4,100 metres above sea level

 

 

Ganga basin: More than one million square km (1,060,000 sq.km)

 

 

States it traverses: Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal and Delhi.

 

 

Tributaries: Betwa, Chambal, Damodar, Gandak, Ganga, Ghaghra, Gomti, Hindon, Kali, Khan, Kosi, Kshipra, Ramganga, and Yamuna.

 

 

Population it supports: 43 percent of the population (448.3 million as per 2001 census).

 


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