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Unformatted text preview: 1 Bangladesh: the confluence of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers Read the short text below. Use your knowledge and understanding of the course material to answer the set of questions which follows it, and which are all based on this case study Bangladesh is situated in the deltaic plain formed by three large rivers the Ganges, the Brahmaputra and the Meghna. The combined total catchment of about 1.7 million km 2 extends over Bhutan, China, India and Nepal. Only about 7% of this huge catchment lies in Bangladesh. With its 140 million inhabitants (2004) and a surface area of 147,570 km 2 , Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. It is almost completely surrounded by India, except for the Bay of Bengal in the south and a short border with Myanmar in the south-east. . The only significant highlands are in the north-east and south-east. Most of Bangladesh is low- lying and relatively flat. A network of about 230 rivers, of which 57 are transboundary, forms a lying and relatively flat....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2012 for the course EARTH SCIE booger taught by Professor Bum during the Fall '11 term at McMaster University.
- Fall '11