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
All who enjoy outdoor and leisure activities, should at least once in life to visit the Altai territory. It is called the Paradise for tourists. Here everyone will find something for themselves. Horseback riding, Hiking, hunting, skiing, climbing, fishing and much more. All of this can be found in the Altai region. Everyone who has visited it, tries to return and again to go around the vast expanses. Mountains, peaks, hills, lakes, valleys, waterfalls, meadows, impassable taiga – impossible to describe in one word the beauty of this region. This is a truly beautiful corner of Russia. The last time the Altai region is gaining its popularity, the crowds of tourists come to admire here. Pure mountain air and untouched nature make all people wishing to visit the Altai.
Altai Krai is located in the heart of Eurasia. If we translate the word “Altai” to Turkish, you get the “Golden mountain”. The landscape, the fauna and flora of the Altai is so diverse that it is impossible to find anywhere else such a beauty. Of course, most of this land is plains. They diluted the elevations and recesses, between which are the most famous lakes of the Altai territory. This is followed by the mountains that are year-round with snow-covered tops. The flora is varied, and surprising that there are found in almost Continue reading
The island of Grenada and located him in the neighborhood of Carioca island and Petite Martinique-ending the southern part of the windward Islands and several tiny Islands in the Caribbean sea, are part of the state of Grenada.
When Columbus landed on the Northern coast of the island of Grenada in 1498, seen in the distance, he marveled at the dense tropical forests, many beautiful waterfalls. The first permanent European settlement, however, was based not soon, the Spaniards did not stay on the island. When the British in 1609, have decided to encroach on local lands, they failed. Locals, Indians, Caribs, were ready for war.
The island was in the hands of the French in 1650, during the eighteenth century it was passed to the French by the British. but, in the end, in accordance with the Treaty of Versailles, it became a British. In 1877 Grenada received administrative status of a Crown colony. Independence within the British Commonwealth, Grenada has gained in 1974.
Grenada land is fertile, it grows nutmeg, cloves, saffron, ginger, allspice and cocoa. So it is often referred to as “Island of Spice”. Nutmeg Grenada meets one third of demands in the world. Continue reading