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Daemon
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The Ganges River

Sacred to Hindus, the 1,560-mile (2,510-km) Ganges River in northern India rises from the Gangotri glacier in the Himalayas and empties into the Bay of Bengal after branching into many distributaries. Although the river is highly polluted due to its proximity to major population centers, a rare species of freshwater dolphin and a critically endangered type of shark live in its waters, and its fertile plain supports many crops. About how many people are thought to live in the Ganges basin? More...
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The answer is:

The Ganges basin is the most heavily populated river basin in the world, with over 400 million people and a population density of about 1,000 inhabitants per square mile (390 /km2)
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Sadly, many of them circling the drain...
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The Ganges River
Sacred to Hindus, the 1,560-mile (2,510-km) Ganges River in northern India rises from the Gangotri glacier in the Himalayas and empties into the Bay of Bengal after branching into many distributaries. Although the river is highly polluted due to its proximity to major population centers, a rare species of freshwater dolphin and a critically endangered type of shark live in its waters, and its fertile plain supports many crops. About how many people are thought to live in the Ganges basin? More...

Applause Beautiful piece of the Planet Earth we live on! ... doesn't it remind us of even worse pollution of plastics-crazed countries (America, etc....)
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you need a tetanus shot to swim in the river
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"The basin has a population of more than 500 million, making it the most populated river basin in the world." (Thanks Wikipedia ;-))
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"About how many people are thought to live in the Ganges basin?"....What ever the number, it is way to many...
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Approx. 4% people li e in the area. The rest barely exist
johnfl
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They can always chlorinate.
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Malthus may be vindicated there.
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