The River Ganges flows through the countries of India and Bangladesh. It flows through several states, including Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
The Ganges is a major river in India, providing necessary water for those who live along its banks. In the Hindu religion, the river is worshipped as a goddess. At over 2,500 km, it is the third largest river and discharges into the Bay of Bengal.
Pollution is a major problem for the Ganges river. It was considered the fifth most polluted river in the world in 2007. Home to over 140 species of fish and 90 species of amphibians, efforts to clean up the river have met with little success. The Ganges River dolphin is considered an endangered species because of the pollution.Learn More
The Ganges River starts in the Himalayan mountains in India, in the state of Uttarakhand. The Ganges forms where the Bhagirathi River and the Alaknanda River meet.Full Answer >
The River Ganges contains numerous animals, including amphibians, reptiles, birds, fish and the Ganges River dolphin. Hundreds of species reside in the waters of the Ganges River, live in the river basin and reside in surrounding habitats. Species include crustaceans, reptiles and mammals; some creatures exist only in the Ganges River and classify as threatened or endangered.Full Answer >
Humans use the Ganges River for many different things including bathing, drinking and irrigation. Due to heavy pollution, it has become a health hazard to bathe in or drink the water from the river. However there are people who ignore the warnings and use the river regardless of potential health issues.Full Answer >
The Danube River flows through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine. Its headwaters begin with the confluence of the Brigach and Breg rivers in the town of Donaueschingen in western Germany's mountainous Black Forest region and empties into the Black Sea at the Danube Delta in western Ukraine.Full Answer >