A Map of the Ganges River

Ganges River Facts

  • River Name: Ganges River
  • Location: India and Bangladesh
  • Total Length: 1,680 miles
  • Maximum Depth: 100+ feet
  • Main Outlet: Bay of Bengal
  • Known for: Being one of the most polluted river in the world

20 Ganges River Facts for Kids

  1. The Ganges River is a watercourse that flows through two countries in Asia.
  2. The Ganges River is most well-know for being one of the most polluted rivers in the world.
  3. The Ganges River flows through two countries in Asia and they are India and Bangladesh.
  4. The Ganges River starts from the Gangotri Glacier in Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand, India, Asia.
  5. Some of the primary tributaries of the Ganges River are Burhi Gandak, Gandaki Koshi, Ghaghara, Gomti, Mahananda, Punpun, Ramganga, Son, Tamsa and Yamuna.
  6. The Ganges River ends when it flows into the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean.
  7. The basin size of the Ganges River is over 500,000 square miles.
  8. The entire length of the Ganges River is 1,680 miles.
  9. The Ganges River is the longest river in India.
  10. The Ganges River is the 4th longest river in Bangladesh.
  11. The Ganges River is the 16th longest river on the Asian continent.
  12. The Ganges River is the 35th longest river in the world.
  13. The average depth of the Ganges River is 52 feet.
  14. The deepest point of the Ganges River is around 100 feet.
  15. The Ganges River is home to many different species of fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals.
  16. There are an estimated 140 fish species and 90 amphibian species in the Ganges River.
  17. The severe pollution levels are a threat to all the animals living in and around the Ganges River.
  18. There are an estimated 400 million people living near the Ganges River.
  19. Humans are also threated by the large levels of pollutants in the Ganges River.
  20. Water pollution in the Ganges River is caused by sewage discharge, industrial waste and plastic objects.

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