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Continent Wise - Largest Dam (Gravity Dam)

Largest Gravity Dam

Continent Wise is my new series in the blog and here the first blog was on the Tallest Building Continent Wise and in this blog we will see the Largest Dam (Gravity Dam) Continent Wise. As we saw in the first blog Russia is considered in Asia Continent and for this blog, we will not have Antarctica.


Bhakra Nangal Dam
Asia has the largest number of countries and also the largest number of rivers. Also we can see there acute water shortage and drought in many places. You might think that China might have the Largest Gravity Dam but similar to the first Continent Wise blog here also we see other nation overtaking in this section. Here we have the largest gravity dam in INDIA and it is:
Bhakra Nangal Dam is a gravity dam over the Sutlej River in Himachal Pradesh with 226 m with a capacity of 9.30 cubic km, and it is the second Largest Dam in size in Asia also.


Gilgel Gibe 3 Dam
Africa has a large number of rising nations emerging in the infrastructural projects. Here we have the largest gravity dam in Ethiopia and is called as 
Gilgel Gibe III Dam is about 250 m and a capacity of 14.7 cubic km, roller compacted concrete dam along with hydroelectric power plant.


The Grande Dixence Dam
Europe has the largest no. of economical and developed nations. The largest gravity dam in Europe is in Switzerland and is 
The Grande Dixence Dam is a concrete gravity dam and is 285 m high and also the Tallest Gravity Dam in the world and fifth tallest dam overall.


The Grande Coulee Dam
In North America, we see 3 nations, all competing with each other to strive for their economy. The largest gravity dam in North America is 
The Grand Coulee Dam is located in Washington State on the Columbia River and is 234 m high.


Itaipu Dam
In South America we see many small economies having the large potential to build good infrastructure.
The largest gravity dam in South America is
Itaipu Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Parana River located between Brazil and Paraguay, previously planned to build in Argentina. The height of the dam is 193 m and has a capacity of 29 cubic km.


Gordon Dam
In Australia, we see many infrastructure projects and in this the largest gravity dam is 
Gordon Dam is the largest in Australia and was constructed in the 1970s and is 140 m high with a capacity of 12.4 cubic km.

See the First Blog of this Series: Continent Wise - Tallest Building


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