See also:Indian Ocean, resembling a triangle in shape, lying between India and
See also:Burma . A zone 50 M. wide extending from the
See also:island of
See also:Ceylon and the Coromandel
See also:coast to the
See also:head of the
See also:bay, and thence southwards through a
See also:strip embracing the Andaman and Nicobar islands, is bounded by the roo
See also:line of
See also:sea bottom; some 50 M. beyond this lies the 5oo-fathom limit . Opposite the mouth of the
See also:Ganges, however, the intervals between these depths are very much extended by deltaic influence . The bay receives many large
See also:rivers, of which the most important are the Ganges and
See also:Brahmaputra on the
See also:north, the
See also:Irrawaddy on the east, and the Mahanadi,
See also:Godavari, Kistna and
See also:Cauvery on the west . On the west coast it has no harbours,
See also:Madras having a mere open roadstead, but on the east there are many
See also:good ports, such as
See also:Rangoon and
See also:river . The islands in the bay are very numerous, including the Andaman, Nicobar and
See also:Mergui groups . The
See also:group of islands,
See also:Cheduba and others, in the north-east, off the Burmese coast, are remarkable for a chain of mud volcanoes, which are occasionally active . Thus in
See also:December 1906 a new island of mud was thrown up, and measured 307 by 217 yds .
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