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The Brahmaputra River

Brahmaputra is a major river of South Asia. It flows some 1,800 miles (2,900 kilometers) from its source in the Himalayas to its confluence with the Ganga River, after which the mingled waters of the two rivers join the Bay of Bengal. Along its course it passes through the Tibet Region of China, the Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, and Bangladesh. 

For most of its length, the river serves as an important inland waterway. Brahmaputra is not, however, navigable between the mountains of Tibet and the plains of India, and not until 1901 it was not known that Tsangpo and Bramhaputra are indeed the same river.

In its lower course, the river is both a creator and a destroyer -- depositing huge quantities of fertile soil but also causing disastrous and frequent floods.

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