Teesta River

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Teesta River
River Teesta, Siliguri, West Bengal, India 09032019.jpg
Teesta in Siliguri, West Bengal
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Path of the Teesta
Teesta River is located in Sikkim
Teesta River
Source of Teesta river in Sikkim
Teesta River is located in India
Teesta River
Teesta River (India)
Location
CountryIndia, Bangladesh
StateSikkim, West Bengal, Rangpur Division
DistrictKurigram District, Nilphamari District, Gangtok District, Pakyong District, Mangan District, Kalimpong district, Darjeeling district, Cooch Behar district and Jalpaiguri district
CitySingtam, Rangpo, Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri, Mekhliganj
Physical characteristics
SourcePauhunri, Zemu Glacier, Gurudongmar Lake, Tso Lhamo Lake
 - locationSikkim, India
 - elevation7,128 m (23,386 ft)[1]
MouthBrahmaputra river
 - locationPhulchhari Upazila, Gaibandha, Bangladesh
Length414 km (257 mi)[1]
Basin size12,540 km2 (4,840 sq mi)[2]
Basin features
Tributaries 
 - leftRangpo River, Lachung River, Ranikhola, Relli River, Talung River, Dik Chhu, Lang Lang Chu
 - rightRangeet River, Ringyong Chhu, Ranghap Chhu

The Teesta River (or Tista) is a river in the Indian state of Sikkim. It is 309 kilometres (192 miles) long.

Course[change | change source]

The Teesta river starts at Pahunri glacier, and flows south through rapids in the Sikkim Himalaya. The river goes by the town of Rangpo. It changes course southwards flowing into West Bengal, before joining the Brahmaputra River.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mullick, M. R. A.; Babel, M. S. & Perret, S. R. (2011). "Discharge‐based economic valuation of irrigation water: Evidence from the Teesta River, Bangladesh". Irrigation and Drainage. 60 (4): 481−492. doi:10.1002/ird.597.
  2. Rahaman, M. M. & Mamun, A. A. (2020). "Hydropower development along Teesta river basin: opportunities for cooperation". Water Policy. 22 (4): 641–657. doi:10.2166/wp.2020.136.