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Majuli Island

Majuli Island on the Brahmaputra in Assam was declared the largest river island in the world, toppling Marajo in Brazil, by Guinness World Records. The river island covers an area of around 880 sqkm.

According to Guinness World Records, the island lost around one-third of its area in the last 30-40 years due to frequent flooding of the river.

Home to an estimated 160,000 people of different ethnic groups, the island is an assembly constituency reserved for scheduled tribes.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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