The Ganges Delta shows off its colors
The Ganges Delta is the world's largest delta
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 15 February, 2013 : - - The European Space Agency posts up this latest image of the Ganges Delta. The Ganges Delta empties into the Bay of Bengal. It is also one of the most fertile regions in the world, thus earning the nickname The Green Delta. It is approximately 350 km (220 mi) across at the Bay of Bengal. Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) and Haldia in India and Mongla and Chittagong in Bangladesh are the principal seaports on the delta.
A number of large rivers flow through the Ganges Delta, including the Padma (main distributary of the Ganges) and the Jamuna (main distributary of the Brahmaputra), which merge and then join the Meghna before entering the sea.
Author: The Editors
Tags: Ganges River, India, European Space Agency