Ganges river facts

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Ganges also known as Ganga is the sacred river of India which flow in the Indian subcontinent. It flows In India and Bangladesh. River starts from the Himalayan Mountain in Uttrakhand the state of the India and end in the bay of Bengal in Bangladesh.  Some Ganges river facts are listed below.

Ganges river facts

Ganges river facts
Ganges river facts

The Ganges is the longest river in India. it covers 2525 kilometre (1569 miles) distance before meeting the ocean in the Bay of Bengal.

It start from the Gangotari Glacier in Himalayas’ southern slope.

Ganges water can be kept for a long time in a bottle because of the “Bacteriophage”. It is the virus present in the Ganges water that kills the harmful Bacteria.

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In the Ganges 150 different type of fish living and it is also the home of 90 different kind of the amphibians.

Freshwater dolphin and the Ganges Sharks are also live in the river but both species are near to extinct. The Ganges Sharks found in the Brahmaputra river also.

D.S. Bhargava, an environmental engineer from the University of Roorkee found in his research that the Ganges decompose organic wastes 15 – 25 times faster than any river in the world.

Malaria Research Center from New Delhi found that the water from the upper ambit of the Ganges river prevents the breading of the mosquitoes.

in 1896 Ernest Hanbury Hankin, British bacteriologist tested Ganga water with the Vibrio Cholerae the virus is responsible for Cholera disease. She found that the bacteria killed within 3 hours in Ganges water. And in the distilled water the bacteria survived for 2 days.

Change is natural and it affects everything in the world. So Ganges river is also affected it is shifting from its original place. In the last 30 year, the shifting speed is increased.

In Haridwar the river is shifted 500 meters (0.31 mile) from its place and in the Bihar it is shifted 2.5 kilometres (1.55 mile) since 1990.



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