Brahmaputra Valley

The Brahmaputra Valley is a region situated between hill ranges of the eastern and northeastern Himalayan range in Eastern India.

Brahmaputra Valley
Assam Valley
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Valley of the Brahmaputra River in Assam, India.
Length600 km (373 mi) North-East
Width80 km (50 mi)
Naming
Native nameব্ৰহ্মপুত্ৰ উপত্যকা  (Assamese)
Geography
LocationAssam, India
Coordinates26°35′54″N 92°27′02″E / 26.5983°N 92.4506°E / 26.5983; 92.4506Coordinates: 26°35′54″N 92°27′02″E / 26.5983°N 92.4506°E / 26.5983; 92.4506[1]

The valley consists of the western Brahmaputra valley covering the regions of Goalpara and Kamrup; the central Brahmaputra valley region covering Darrang, Nagaon and the North Bank and Eastern Brahmaputra Valley comprising districts of Sonitpur, Lakhimpur, Dibrugarh and Sibsagar. The Teesta River in North Bengal also drains into Brahmaputra River.

The Brahmaputra Valley with its rainforest-like climate contains some of the most productive soils in the world. The Brahmaputra River flows from Assam to Bengal where it meets the Ganges River to form the world's largest delta and finally flows into the Bay of Bengal in the south.[2]

PeopleEdit

The majority of the people of valley are Hindus, mostly speaks Assamese language. The valley is more populous and prosperous than rest of the region because of its accessibility to rest of the country.[3]

Major CitiesEdit

The major cities in the valley are Guwahati, the largest city of Northeast India and Dibrugarh, the largest city in Upper Assam.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brahmaputra River System". Government of Assam, Water Resources.
  2. ^ Goswami, Homeswar (1985). Population Trends in the Brahmaputra Valley, 1881-1931. Mittal Publications. p. 206.
  3. ^ Goswami, Homeswar (1985). Population Trends in the Brahmaputra Valley, 1881-1931. Mittal Publications. p. 10.

Further readingEdit

  • Das, Bhuban Mohan (1997). The Brahmaputra valley population. p. 156.