Wondering about the definition of confluence? Keep reading to learn the meaning of confluence, see some examples, and get a better understanding of this geographical term!
What is a Confluence?
A confluence, also known as a conflux, in geography, is the meeting point of two flowing bodies of water, such as streams or rivers.
A confluence, simply put, is the place where these bodies of water come together, where they converge. It can also be where a smaller body of water or tributary comes into a connection with a main body of flowing water.
More on Confluences
One good example of a confluence is in the town of Devprayag in Uttarakhand, India, where the Alaknanda River and the Bhagirathi River meet to form the Ganga (Ganges) River (as pictured above).
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