Residents of Tyumen will visit the unique lake Light
  Tyumen. The opportunity to visit the lake Bright and Black that are located in the vicinity of Tobolsk, is the residents of the Tyumen region. As told at the…

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Еhe most picturesque lakes of the Earth
  Turquoise and blue lakes 1. Blue shades of this Alpine lake Peyto in Banff National Park, Alberta (Canada) will not leave anyone indifferent. 2. The Perito Moreno lake in…

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Seven wonders of the present Turkey

 

When on vacation has it all — sea, sun, food and entertainment, — to leave the property optional. Thinks most of the tourists coming to Turkey — on «dacha Russian”. However, outside of hotels and hiding country, many still unknown

THE SEA OF MARMARA

The smallest sea on the planet (with an area of 11 km 2 472. almost three times less Baykal) in the North-East is connected by the Bosphorus Strait to the Black sea, in the South-West — the Straits of the Dardanelles with the Aegean. Hence the ancient Greek name Propontis, which literally means “predmore”. Formed as a result of fracture in the earth’s crust, the sea separated Europe from Asia. Marmara sea never freezes, and because shipping routes are always open. This is important for Istanbul — the main port of Turkey

PAMUKKALE

Only in Turkey travertine (limestone) terraces located on the South-West of the country in the province of Denizli. Travertine arose as a result of salt deposits from saturated with calcium hot springs. The water is considered curative. According to the legend, in one of the pools of Pamukkale was fond of Cleopatra. Today swimming is permitted only in the “pool of Cleopatra” (proof that it sailed the Queen, of course Continue reading

Lakes of the world and their classification

The most important characteristics of lakes . expressed in digits — the volume of water contained in, surface area, maximum depth and average its value. In directories, as a rule, lead only area and maximum depth; volume of water is in the encyclopedias articles, however not for each lake; and as a consequence not all realistic to calculate the average depth. Setting the water surface, the lakes listed below in the special needs no comment: the top ten – the lake, the area is not subject to changes. But, for example, lake Chad, is in terms of sharp changes, depending on the season of the Doges, because of the fairly flat banks, during the year it increased more than twice over the area. Changes significantly and the lake Balkhash: 22 to 17 thousand sq. km Eyre, the largest lake in Australia, in the season of high humidity goes on the nineteenth place in the area of a water mirror in the world (up to 15 thousand sq. km.), and in the dry season disappears altogether, turning into marsh.

Classification of lakes by area (thousand sq km). Caspian sea: 376, Upper (North America.): 82,4, Victoria (Africa): 68, Huron (North America.): 59,6, Michigan (North America.): 58, Tanganyika (Africa): 34, Baikal (Asia): 31,5, Malawi (Africa): 30,8, The Great Bear Continue reading

The Largest salt lake in the world

 

In the world there is quite much number of salt lakes – large and small. For the most part they are located in dry areas are endorheic basins. However, there are those sizes that are, simply amazing human imagination. This article will talk about the huge salt lakes of our planet.

1. Caspian sea. All it is called a sea, but actually it is a large saline lake. It is the water area of 371 000 square kilometers. If you explore all the healing factors, the Caspian sea can become an excellent place for rest and treatment. However, the political relations of States, which are placed around it, being unable to create a good tourist infrastructure.

2. The Aral sea. This lake is considered to be on the verge of extinction, because back in the 60-ies of the last century it began to dry out. It was formed by the waters of the two rivers that flowed into it (the Syr Darya and Amu Darya), but it began to be used for economic needs. Today the Aral sea as such does not exist. It was divided into two large lakes – Northern, southern Aral.

3. The dead sea, which belongs to three countries – Israel, Jordan, Palestine. The water in this sea is truly unique, has a fairly large percentage Continue reading