Geography

The largest riverine island in the world, Majuli, is in which river?


ANSWER

Brahmaputra


SOLUTION
  • Majuli has shrunk as the river surrounding it has grown.
  • The island is formed by the Brahmaputra river in the south and the Kherkutia Xuti, an anabranch of the Brahmaputra, joined by the Subansiri River in the north.
  •  Majuli named world's largest river island.
  •  Majuli Island on the Brahmaputra in Assam was declared the largest river island in the world, toppling Marajo in Brazil, by Guinness World Records on Thursday.
  • The river island covers an area of around 880 sqkm.
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