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☹Water Resources of India☹

A major branch of the river Ganga (Yamuna) is the Chambal River. The river has its headwaters in the Satpura and Vindhya mountain ranges
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Rivers in India
The country houses 12 rivers that are categorized as important rivers. The overall drainage basin watered by these rivers is more than 976,000sq miles or 2,528,000 km2.
All the important rivers in the country have their sources in any of the following areas:
1. Vindhya and Satpura mountain range, forming a part of the heart of the country
2. The Karakoram and Himalayan mountain ranges
3. Sahyadri or Western Ghats mountain range, forming a part of western India
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Capes in India
The major capes in India are as follows - Indira Point, the southernmost tip in India which is situated on the Great Nicobar Island, the Kanyakumari, the southern point of territory of India., Point Calimere, and Adam's (Rama's) Bridge.
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Gulfs in India
The important gulfs in India are the Gulf of Kutch, the Gulf of Cambay, and the Gulf of Mannar. The country houses straits like the Ten Degree Canal, which dissevers the Andamans from the Nicobar Islands, the Palk Strait, which splits India from Sri Lanka, and the Eight Degree Canal, dissevering the Lakshadweep and Amindivi Islands from the Minicoy Island in the south.
The Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal are situated towards the south and east of the country and the Arabian Sea is located in the west. The Andaman Sea and the Lakshadweep Sea are smaller water bodies. The country houses four coral reefs and they lie in the Gulf of Mannar, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Gulf of Kutch, and the Lakshadweep Islands.
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Lakes in India
The major lakes in India are as follows - Vembanad Lake (Kerala), Sambhar Lake, (the biggest saltwater lagoon of the nation in Rajasthan), Loktak Lake (Manipur), Kolleru Lake (Andhra Pradesh), Chilka Lake (Orissa), Dal Lake (Kashmir), and Sasthamkotta Lake (Kerala).
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Water bodies that border India
Given below are the names of the water bodies that surround India from different sides:
1. Lakshadweep Sea in the southwest
2. Arabian Sea in the west
3. Bay of Bengal in the east
4. Indian Ocean in the south


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