Menik Ganga

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Menik Ganga
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Location
Physical characteristics
Source 
  location Namunukula
Mouth  
  location
Yala
  coordinates
06°21′49″N81°31′55″E / 6.36361°N 81.53194°E / 6.36361; 81.53194 Coordinates: 06°21′49″N81°31′55″E / 6.36361°N 81.53194°E / 6.36361; 81.53194
  elevation
Sea level
Length114 km (71 mi)
Discharge 
  maximum220 106 Sq.m

The Menik Ganga is the thirteenth-longest river of Sri Lanka. It measures approximately 114 km (71 mi) in length. It runs across two provinces and two districts.

Sri Lanka Island country in South Asia

Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea. The island is geographically separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. The legislative capital, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, is a suburb of the commercial capital and largest city, Colombo.

Its catchment area receives approximately 2,124 million cubic metres of rain per year, and approximately 10 percent of the water reaches the sea. It has a catchment area of 1,272 square kilometres. [1]

In human geography, a catchment area is the area from which a city, service or institution attracts a population that uses its services. For example, a school catchment area is the geographic area from which students are eligible to attend a local school.

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References

  1. "Sri Lanka: Rivers". FAO. Retrieved 16 June 2019.