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Land


Rivers


The major west-flowing rivers that crease the territory are Mandovi, Zauri, Tere Khol, Chapora and Betul.  The total navigable length of these rivers, which form the waterways by which Goa's main export commodity iron and manganese ore is transported to the Marmugao harbour, is 253km. The Marmugao harbour is virtually the confluence of the Mandovi and Zuari rivers. The coast is full of creeks and estuaries formed by these rivers which provide a good shelter for the fishing crafts. Estuaries of these rivers are rich in marine fauna.