Write any two characteristics of the Brahmaputra River in Assam.


Answer by Student

  • The Brahmaputra River is a wide and braided river in Assam, with many sandbanks and islands .
  • The Brahmaputra River carries a large amount of water and silt , which causes frequent floods and changes in its course .

Detailed Answer by Teachoo

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The Brahmaputra River originates from a glacier near Mansarovar Lake in Tibet , where it is known as Tsangpo . It flows eastwards parallel to the Himalayas and takes a U-turn at Namcha Barwa to enter India in Arunachal Pradesh , where it is called Dihang or Siang .

  • As it flows through Assam, it is joined by many tributaries such as Dibang, Lohit, Subansiri, etc. and becomes a wide and braided river , with many sandbanks and islands. The largest inhabited riverine island in the world, Majuli , is formed by the Brahmaputra River in Assam.

  • The Brahmaputra River carries a large volume of water and considerable amount of silt, especially during the monsoon season . This makes the river prone to flooding and shifting of its course. The river also forms many ox-bow lakes, meanders and deltas along its way.
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