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The River Ganges is a river in India. It starts at its source in the southern Himalayas

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The River Ganges is a river in India. It starts at its source in the southern Himalayas and flows through China, Bangladesh, Nepal and India. The river flows through 29 cities. The darker blue on the map shows where the river flows. Pollution in the Ganges is a serious problem. ...read more.


They eat shrimp and fish which are found on the river bed. The Ganges River dolphin is an endangered species because humans hunt them for oil and meat. The Ganges used to have an important use in transporting goods around and between countries. However, the construction of railways and roads has meant the river is only used to transport local agricultural products mainly tea and grain. ...read more.


The water supply to the river depends on the rains brought by the monsoon winds from July to October and the melting snow from the Himalayas during April to June. The delta has strong storms before and after the monsoon season which can be devastating. In 1970 200 000 - 500 000 people died in these storms ...read more.

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