Baikal. The amazing beauty of the lake, the unique creation of nature, crystal clear water… Probably every person in greater or lesser extent heard about the deepest lake on our planet. What do you know about Baikal?
Lake Baikal is located almost in the center of Eurasia, surrounded by high mountain ranges of the Baikal region. In length the lake stretches for 636 km, width – 80 km By area, Baikal is $ 31 470 km2. comparable to the size of Belgium (in this European country with cities and industrial centers with a population of almost 10 million people). The maximum depth of the lake – 1637 km – allow you to call Baikal the deepest in the world (average depth – 730 m). The African lake Tanganyika, which is among the deepest lakes on the planet, “behind” from lake Baikal to 200 m. of the thirty Islands is the largest island.
Baikal fill three hundred and thirty-six permanent rivers and streams, with half of the water brings the Selenga. Flows out of lake only river – Angara. To estimate the volume of lake Baikal, imagine that in ideal conditions (that will not fall and will not evaporate any drop from the surface), the Hangar, passing 60,9 km 3 of water annually, will need 387 years of continuous operation, to drain the lake! Continue reading
Water has always been the basis of life anywhere on Earth. Since the beginning of time humans and animals alike stayed near rivers and lakes to survive, and over time around them build great cities. If you decide to visit one of these beautiful lakes, you can be assured that a non-journey.
I represent to your attention the 4 beautiful lakes . are well worth a visit.
Lake Garda, Italy
As one of the largest in the country, lake Garda — a beautiful and popular place for tourists and travelers. With 28 kilometers of beauty, which focused on pebbly beaches, charming resort towns and villas, it is a Paradise for hikers. Hot 37 ° sources for swimming on the South shore — a great place for those seeking relaxation. In the North — jagged peaks and majestic mountain ranges await hikers and cyclists. Nearby are Milan and Venice, the Italian “hot spots” of culture and great restaurants. Continue reading
The lake, mostly concentrated in the Northern half of North America within the boundaries of the Canadian shield and its boundary. A large group of large lake basins, formed in situ tectonic depressions, then wymaganych and in-depth glacier, located on the edge of the Canadian shield. This Huge bear lake, Great Slave, Athabasca, Winnipeg, and Winnipegosis, Forest, Nipigon and, in the end, a group of Majestic lakes . The large number of lakes resembling in their own lakes of Finland and Sweden, is located in the Laurentian mountains. In the Cordillera mountain many lakes, glacial and volcanic origin.
Lakes to Majestic huge 5 includes: Upper, Huron, Michigan, Erie and Ontario . They are associated with a little medium-sized lakes. Important of them are: St. Marys, St. Clair, Nipigon. The lakes belong to the basin of the Atlantic ocean. Stoke on the St. Lawrence river. On the formation of lake basins most influenced by tectonic processes. The weight of the glacier pushed the earth’s crust, and once the glacier melted, began leisurely working process: post-glacial rise (eng. Continue reading