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  • The Brahmaputra originates from chemyungdugg glacier near Mansarovar Lake in Kailash mountain range
  • It the only river of india which possess a male name BRAHMAPUTRA (Son of the loard Brahma)
  • It is a trance boundary river which flows through China, India and Bangladesh. As such, it is known by various names in the region
    • Tsangpo in Tibet
    • Dihang or sihang in Arunachal Pradesh and
    • Jamuna in Bangladesh
  • The Brahmaputra enters India through Namcha Barwa pass
  • It joins the Dibang and the Lohit river near Sadiya town of Assam and from there it called the Brahmaputra and Burlung-Buthur by local Bodos .
  • World’s largest reverine island, the Majuli, is located in the Brahmaputra.
  • In Bangladesh it joins the Padama river (the Ganga)
  • National Waterways 2 is being developed on it
  • Bogibeel bridge is a combined road and a rail bridge over the Brahmaputra river in the north eastern Indian state of Assam between Dhemaji district and Dibrugarh district. Bogibeel river bridge is the longest rail-cum-road bridge in India


Major tributaries of the

Left Bank tributaries

  • The Dibang
    • The Dibang originates near Keya pass on the
      Indo-Chinese border in the DibangValley
    • The Dibang enters the river Lohit north of the Dibru-Saikhowa Sanctuary near the Assamese town of Sadiya
  • The Lohit
    • The Lohit River in India or the Zayü River in  China.
    • The river rises in Tibet Autonomous Region, in the Kangri Garpo
      range, where it is known as the Zayü River
    • Also know as the river of Lower Damwe hydroelectric project is located
      on the Lohitriver
    • The Dhola–Sadiya Bridge, also referred to as the Bhupen
      Hazarika Setu
      , connecting the northeast states of Assam and
      Arunachal Pradesh. The bridge spans the Lohit River.
    • It is also the India’s longest bridge

Right bank tributaries

  • The Manas:
    • It joins the mighty Brahmaputra River at Jogighopa Assam
    • The river valley has two major reserve forest areas, namely the Royal Manas National Park in bhtan and Manas national park in Assam
  • The Teesta
    • The Teesta River originates from the Pahunri (TeestaKangse) glacier and flows southward through gorges and rapids in the Sikkim Himalaya.
    • It forms the border between Sikkim and West Bengal. In India, it flows through the cities of Rangpo, Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri and Mekhliganj.
    • It joins the Jamuna (the BRAHMAPUTRA ) river at Fulchhari in Bangladesh.


The Brahmaputra basin in India


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