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Currently many people do not understand the word lake. The fact that many tourists describe it as something quiet and small. And in a sense they are right, but only…

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The Lake Titicaca. It is located in the Andes on the border between Peru and Bolivia at an altitude of 3800 meters above sea level. It is the highest mountain…

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Neva River

The river Neva connects lake Ladoga with the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic sea. Its basin (the area of the catchment) has an area of 281 000 km2. On the nature of the relief pool of the Neva river is divided into two areas approximately on the line Vyborg — Priozersk — Petrozavodsk — Ust-Vidlitsa. South of this line extends in General suboperation soft plain with hilly terrain to the North is the highly — rugged terrain. In General, the flat terrain of the basin. The species pool refers to the forest area. Soils are presented mainly sod-podzol sandy loam and loam, alternating with peat bogs. Forests occupy 55% of the area, swamps—13%, arable lands — 12%.

In the basin of the Neva river there are many lakes — about 50 000, and among them the largest lake in Europe — Ladoga and Onega, with an area of respectively 17 680 km 2 and km 2 9720. Other large lakes include the lake Saimaa in Finland (an area of 4400 km 2 ) and lake Ilmen (the area of 1000 km 2 ). All lakes Nevsky basin cover an area of 48,000 km 2. or 17% of its area. The volume of water in lakes pools huge — 1350 km 3. This water would be enough to power such rivers as the Dnieper, for 25 years, and like don, for 48 years.

In the basin of the Neva river there are also 60 000 rivers with Continue reading

The Geography of Austria. Federal lands and major lakes in Austria

Austria lies in southern Central Europe, its total area is 83 871 km2. It borders with several countries: Switzerland, Czech Republic, Italy, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Liechtenstein and Germany. The total length of its state borders with other countries reached Austria 2.706 km stretches in the latitudinal direction at 580 km, from North to 294 km. About 60% of the territory is covered by mountains and therefore the country is sometimes called the Alpine Republic. This is North Alps – the top of the Hoher-Dachstein reaches a height of 2995 meters and Central crystalline Alps, their highest point is mount großglockner, reaching a height of 3797 meters. The area covered by forests is about 38 % of the whole territory of the country, arable land is about 20 % of the country and 24% is pasture land.

Landscape zone of Austria:

Part of the Eastern Alps (52600 square kilometers, accounts for 62.8% of the country territory)

Part of the Alpine and Carpathian foothills (9500 km 2, of 11.3%)

Spit in the Eastern part of the Pannonian lowland (9500 km 2, of 11.3%)

Part of the plateau in the Bohemian massif (8500 km 2, of 10.2%)

The share of the Vienna basin (3700 km2, or 4.4%)

In Austria about 580 lakes, mostly of glacial origin. The largest lake is lake Neusiedl in Burgenland, approximately 77% of its total Continue reading

The Lake Turgoyak and the mysterious dolmens of the island of Faith

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Description: we Invite you to spend a weekend on beautiful lake Turgoyak is a large freshwater lake in the Chelyabinsk region near the city of Miass. The monument of nature. Rarely on our planet where there are just mountains, the lake in these mountains, and conifer forest. Show all..

One of such amazing places is located in the southern Urals – lake Turgoyak!

Lake Turgoyak because of its depth, transparency, and beauty called the younger brother of Baikal. International Limnological Commission of the lake included in the list of the most valuable reservoirs of the world.

Many mysteries keeps not only the lake itself but also the island of Faith, named after the hermit who lived here in the 19th century and built of local old believers during the life of the Saint. Vera island is full of wonders!

There is a beautiful legend, rather, of historical hypothesis. Lake Turgoyak — 15 million years, people have settled in the bowl of Golden valley since time immemorial. And the island of Faith — energy heart of the valley and lakes — served as the realm of the dead. Ancient people buried their leaders “over the water”, and then the line Continue reading