Majuli

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Mājuli or Majoli (Assamese: মাজুলী,[1] is an island in the Brahmaputra River, Assam, India.[2][3]

The island had a total area of 1,250 square kilometres (483 sq mi) at the beginning of the 20th century. Much land was eroded, so it had an area of only 352 square kilometres (136 sq mi) in 2014.[4] Majuli has shrunk as the river surrounding it has grown.[5] However, it is recognised by Guinness Book of World Records as the World's Largest River Island.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Official Website
  2. Sarma, J. N.; Phukan, M. K. (2004-05-03). "Origin and some geomorphological changes of Majuli Island of the Brahmaputra River in Assam, India". Geomorphology 60 (1–2): 1–19. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2003.07.013. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169555X03002666. 
  3. Majuli, District (8 September 2016). "World's largest river island, Majuli, becomes India's first island district". FP India. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  4. Manogya Loiwal (18 February 2014). "Majuli, world's largest river island is shrinking and sinking". India Today. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  5. 'A Capricious River, an Indian Island’s Lifeline, Now Eats Away at It', 14 April 2013, New York Times
  6. Majuli, River Island. "Largest river island". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 6 September 2016.