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Which is the world's largest and fastest growing delta?

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  • Ganga Brahmaputra Delta is the world's largest delta, and empties into the Bay of Bengal .
  • The Ganges Brahmaputra Delta, also named Ganges Delta, Sunderban Delta or Bengal Delta is situated in Asia where the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers discharge into the Bay of Bengal.
  •  It is, with a surface area of some 100.000 km2, the world's largest Delta. Approximately two-thirds of the delta is in Bangladesh, the rest constitutes the state of West Bengal, India.
  • The Ganges Delta is the floodplain of three great rivers: the Ganges, the Brahmaputra and the Megna. Together, these three rivers drain a catchment of about 1.72 million km2, at the southern side of he Himalaya.

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