Cities and Rivers in India

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Cities and Rivers - Historical Perspective

Ancient cities often emerged in close proximity to rivers due to several compelling factors. Firstly, water has always been essential for human existence, and rivers have consistently served as reliable sources of drinking water and sustenance for agriculture. Additionally, rivers have facilitated transportation and trade, enabling the growth of early civilizations. Furthermore, rivers have provided a diverse range of livelihoods by offering a valuable food source in the form of fish. Over time, these small settlements expanded into large cities, exemplified by present-day urban centers like Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Lucknow, all flourishing along the banks of rivers.

#City (State)River
2.Agra (Uttar Pradesh)Yamuna
3.Patna (Bihar)Ganga
4.Haridwar (Uttarakhand)Ganga
5.Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh)confluence of Ganga and Yamuna
6.Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)Ganga
7.Guwahati (Assam)Brahmaputra
8.Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh)Ganga
9.Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh)Narmada
10.Bharuch (Gujarat)Narmada
11.Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)Gomti
12.Hyderabad (Telangana)Musi
13.Nasik (Maharashtra)Godavari
14.Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir)Jhelum
15.Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh)Krishna
16.Kolkata (West Bengal)Hooghly
17.Ahmedabad (Gujarat)Sabarmati
18.Surat (Gujarat)Tapti
19.Thiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu)Cauveri
20.Cuttack (Odisha)Mahanadi
21.Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh)Saryu
22.Ludhiana (Punjab)Sutlej
23.Kullu (Himachal Pradesh)Beas
24.Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh)Kshipra
25.Hampi (Karnataka)Tungabhadra
26.Pune (Maharashtra)Mutha
27.Vadodara (Gujarat)Vishwamitri
28.Madurai (Tamil Nadu)Vaigai
29.Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)Noyyal
30.Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh)Rapti
31.Nellore (Andhra Pradesh)Penna
32.Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh)Tungabhadra
33.Durgapur (Durgapur)Damodar
34.Jammu (J & K)Tawi

Cities Located on the Banks of Ganga

3.NaroraUttar Pradesh
4.KanpurUttar Pradesh
5.PrayagrajUttar Pradesh
6.VaranasiUttar Pradesh
7.GhazipurUttar Pradesh

Test Yourself on Cities and Rivers

Select the Correct Answer

1. Bharuch is located on the banks of which river?

2. Which city is located on the banks of Vaigai river?

3. On the banks of which river is Durgapur located?

4. Vijayawada is located on the banks of which river?

5. Which city is located on the banks of river Gomti?

6. On the banks of which river is Srinagar located?

7. Ayodhya is located on the banks of which river?


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