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Ganges River Delta
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Ganges River Delta

March 16, 2003
The Ganges River forms an extensive delta where it empties into the Bay of Bengal. The delta is home to most of Bangladesh, one of the world’s most densely populated countries. Roughly 120 million people live on the Ganges Delta under threat of repeated catastrophic floods due to heavy runoff of meltwater from the Himalayas, and due to the intense rainfall during the monsoon season. Landsat image.


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