Which district is farakka?

Murshidabad district
Farakka is a town, with a police station and a post office, not identified in 2011 census as a separate place, in the Farakka community development block in the Jangipur subdivision of Murshidabad district in the state of West Bengal, India.

When was Farakka Barrage established?

April 21, 1975
Farakka Barrage/Dates opened

How many farakka gates are there?

123 gates
The Farakka Barrage Project (FBP) was commissioned in year 1975. It is having total 123 gates; some of these gates have outlived their economic life and serviceability.

Why Farakka Barrage is famous?

The Farakka Barrage was created by India in 1975 to divert water from the Ganges River to the Bhagirathi-Hoogly river system. The barrage diverts water from one of the most populated basins in the world, the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basin.

What Ganga is called in Bangladesh?

In West Bengal in India, as well as in Bangladesh, the Ganges is locally called the Padma. In Bangladesh the Ganges is joined by the mighty Brahmaputra (which is called the Jamuna in Bangladesh) near Goalundo Ghat. The combined stream, there called the Padma, joins with the Meghna River above Chandpur.

Which is the largest Barrage in India?

Farakka Barrage
The barrage is about 2,304 metres (7,559 ft) long….

Farakka Barrage
Location Malda & Murshidabad, West Bengal, India
Coordinates 24°48′16″N 87°55′59″ECoordinates: 24°48′16″N 87°55′59″E
Construction began 1961
Opening date 1972

Which River is called Meghna in Bangladesh?

Meghna River, major watercourse of the Padma River (Ganges [Ganga] River) delta, in Bangladesh. The name is properly applied to a channel of the Old Brahmaputra downstream from Bhairab Bazar, after it has received the Surma (Barak) River.

Which is the largest barrage in India?

Which one is the longest river of South India?

Godavari Godari
In terms of length, catchment area and discharge, the Godavari is the largest in peninsular India, and had been dubbed as the Dakshina Ganga (Ganges of the South)….Godavari River.

Godavari Godari
Country India
State Maharashtra, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
Region West India and South India
Physical characteristics

Does Ganga flow in Bangladesh?

For most of its course the Ganges flows through Indian territory, although its large delta in the Bengal area, which it shares with the Brahmaputra River, lies mostly in Bangladesh. The general direction of the river’s flow is from northwest to southeast.