Lazdijai tourism information centre - Lazdijai district
Lazdijai district The name of Lazdijai city originates from the name of Laddie river, which flows through the city (another name of the river – Raisutis). However, it is unclear…

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Fishing on the lake of Hurgan-Nur with inflatable rubber boats. Fishing on the river Kobdo Goal. Transfer to lake Dayan – one of the largest and pristine lakes of Mongolia,…

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Omsk citizens will not be allowed on the famous lakes of the Omsk region

The place is threatened by an ecological disaster.

Until the end of 2013 in Muromtsevo municipal district of the Omsk region it is planned to organize a specially protected nature area (PA) regional significance “Lake Linevo,” reports “Omsk province”. Establishment of new protected areas envisaged by the Plan of events on holding the Year of environmental protection in the Omsk region.

We will remind, in the summer of 2013 the Ministry of natural resources and ecology of the Omsk region conducted a comprehensive environmental survey of lake Linevo and surrounding areas, justifying the establishment Continue reading

Lazdijai tourism information centre – Lazdijai district

Lazdijai district

The name of Lazdijai city originates from the name of Laddie river, which flows through the city (another name of the river – Raisutis). However, it is unclear how the name originated Lascia. It is assumed that the name of Raisutis origin dates back to Immingham and is associated with the word “raisutis” (walnut). As in Lithuania, the nuts grow on trees, which are called “lazdynai”, then it probably gave rise to the name of the river Lascia.

Guess that 4-6 thousand years ago on the territory of this region people lived. From time immemorial settled here Baltic tribe itwinge, related to Lithuanians and Prussians. They were engaged in arable farming, fishing, hunting. That in this area lived eatingi show litvinskii place names, rivers, lakes. In the second half of the XII century jotvingiu conquered and destroyed the crusaders.

Lazdijai referred to as the manor Lord and seniunija. In 1560 during the reign of Grand Duke Sigismund Augustus, was allocated land for the founding of the city in Laddie. The city of Lazdijai was formed at the crossroads of three roads, and gradually, evenly expanded in all directions. Historical sources mention that in 1571 there were elementary school. About 1570 the town was built a wooden Church. On 17 may 1597 king Sigismund Vasa granted Continue reading

The Amazing lake Powell on the Colorado river

Crystal clear water, surrounded by sandy beaches and towering up red-red canyon walls, reminiscent of alien landscapes — all of this is lake Powell, an artificial reservoir on the Colorado river. It lies on the territory of two U.S. States, beginning in Northern Arizona and extending to the southern part of Utah, including most of the lake. The total area is 658 km2 (maximum length — 299 km, the maximum width — 40 km), the volume of water in the period of high water is 30 km3. These dimensions make it the second largest after lake Mead reservoir in the United States. The average depth of the lake is about 40 meters and in the deepest parts can reach 170 meters.

The resulting pool, the making of which was flooded about 700 of the canyons, received its name in honor of the American Explorer John Wesley Powell, one-armed Civil war veteran who explored the river via three wooden boats in 1869.

The main purpose of the dam was the necessity of establishing reliable reservoir and the subsequent construction of hydroelectric power, but in the end, in addition to addressing economic issues and added the extraordinarily beautiful man-made landscape. That is why in 1972 lake Powell was included in the National recreation area Glen Canyon (Glen Canyon National Recreation Continue reading