The Ganga River System

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The Ganga river system is the largest in India having a number of perennial and non-perennial rivers originating in the Himalayas in the north and the Peninsula in the south, respectively.

It accounts for 26.3% of the geographical area of the country and is shared by ten states.

Ambala is located on the water divide between Indus and Ganga.

Origin: It rises in the Gangotri glacier near Gaumukh in the Uttarkashi district of Uttaranchal. Here, it is known as the Bhagirathi.

At Devprayag, the Bhagirathi meets the Alaknanda; hereafter, it is known as the Ganga.