Bangladesh is a country of natural beauty with its birds, flowers, fruits, vegetables etc. Also, it is renowned for geomorphic features. Besides, huge number of flowing rivers throughout the country increased its beauty. There are so many rivers of Bangladesh. It is known as land of river. Rivers are the blessing for our country. They play an important role in our economic growth and activities like waterway communication, agriculture etc. Also, they are used for producing electricity.
Rivers of Bangladesh
The rivers are main waterways of our country. They plays a vital roles in our trade and commerce. Not only in economy. They also contributes to save our agricultural sector. Rivers supply water for irrigation and make our land fertile during dry season.
Since rivers are a vital role in agriculture, economy, and living, it’s important to study about Bangladeshi rivers. There are some major rivers of Bangladesh in below-
The Brahmaputra River
It is one of the greatest river in Asia. Also, the longest river passes through the Bangladesh. The Brahmaputra River starts from Kailash which is located in northern Tibet. The river ends in the Bay of Bengal. It causes flood during monsoon and leaves a very fertile land end of flood, that’s why the people of Assam treats the river as both curse and blessing.
River Name: The Brahmaputra
Length: 2,900 km
Size: 651,334 km2
Mouth: Bay of Bengal
Country: Bangladesh, India, China (Tibet), Bhutan, Nepal
District Covered: Rangpur (75) Pabna (75)
The Ganges River
The origin of The River is Himalaya Mountain. The large water basin has made famous the river. The surrounding area prone to flood. Every year many people become homeless for the Ganges River. Although, the flood make the land fertile and brings benefits for the people.
River Name: TheGanges
Length: 2,525 km
Size: 1.08 million km²
Sources: Nanda Kot, Nanda Devi, Gangotri Glacier, Kedarnath, Kamet, Trisul, Satopanth Glacier
Mouth: Ganges Delta
District Covered: Rajshahi (90) Pabna (60) Dhaka (60) & Faridpur (80)
The Surma River
The origin of the river is Monipur Mountain of Northern India. The Surma River flows through eastern region of Bangladesh and end in the Kishoreganj District. Now, the river is in environmental danger because of pollution, surrounding inhabitants, and human settlement.
River Name: Surma River
Length: 900 km
Mouth: Meghna River
Countries: India, Bangladesh
District Covered: Sylhet (180), Comilla (146), Barisal (90)
The rivers of Bangladesh influence on the economic development. As Bangladesh is mainly an agricultural country, the farmer use river water to irrigate their land. Our fisherman collect fish from river for their living and export in abroad and earns foreign exchange. Also, fish is the main food item of Bangladeshi people. Rivers are the natural asset of our county.