The deepest freshwater lake in the world Baikal, in the apt expression of the late academician A. V. winter, – “the priceless gift of nature”.
The lake-sea is a colossal repository of hydropower, a rich Treasury of flora and fauna. There are more than 1500 diverse species of flora and fauna, of which three-quarters are endemic, i.e. found only in lake Baikal and nowhere else in the world. This is a kind of natural Museum, a living laboratory of nature. Not a casual interest in the Baikal Soviet and world science.
Fishing on lake Baikal annually gives the country hundreds of thousands of quintals of fish. whitefish, grayling and other fish species. In the Northern part of the lake successfully extracted the Baikal seal – Nerpa.
Sung in many songs and legends, lake Baikal, the roads, the Soviet people, as a personification of the harsh and majestic nature of Siberia as a source of inspiration for many Russian and Buryat poets, a place of mass tourism and recreation. With the development of industry, the growth in the population the role and importance of lake Baikal as the rarest natural phenomena is only increasing. It will have numerous resorts, sanatoriums and rest homes. It is no exaggeration to say that the Baikal belongs not only to us but to our descendants, the people of the era of communism.
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El Calafate is a picturesque town in the southern part of Patagonia. El Calafate is located at 2700 km from Buenos Aires and 1,400 km from Bariloche to the South, in the southern part of Patagonia, surrounded by plateaus on the coast of the Argentine Lake – El Lago Argentino. Population: 3,1 thousand Altitude above sea level: 230 m. the Hotel facilities are designed for 5528 places located in 133 hotels, room 2228. The city differs from the rest of the Patagonia mild climate. The average temperature in December and January are +18°C, and in July – about +5°C.
This small Argentine town that lives mainly from tourism, is extremely interesting in itself. The city was founded in 1927. The Calafate Creek divided the city into two parts, surrounded by white willow trees. The city is literally buried in cherry orchards. Here is amazing nature, bright blue water surface of the lake on whose shore it is located, small, cozy bars and restaurants, local residents, many of whom are Indians. On the main street, Avenida Libertador crowded, lots of restaurants and souvenir shops.
The Argentine is a freshwater lake located in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz. It is the largest lake in Argentina, its surface Continue reading
Lake in Switzerland – such as an integral part of the allure of this country as the mountains and other treasures of the purest Swiss nature. Switzerland did not get the sea, but in lakes it so much that last for a few other countries taken together.
The 10 largest lakes of Switzerland:
Lake Geneva: 582 km2
Lake Constance: 539 km2
Lake Neuchatel : 218 km2
Lago Maggiore: 212 km2
Lucerne: 114 km2
Lake Zurich: 88 km2
Lake Lugano: 48,7 km2
Lake Thun: of 48.4 km2
Lake Biel is 39.6 km2
Lake Zug: 38,3 km2
and that’s not all. Crystal clear lakes of Switzerland is one of the most popular destinations for holidays and excursions. Lake water in Switzerland you can drink without hesitation: most of the lakes serve as a natural storage of potable water.
Lake Geneva is the largest in Western Europe. Its area is 582 km2, it stretches for 72 km in length and is situated between the main geological formations of the country. Lakes and mountains have shaped the climate of this unique corner of Europe and its nature. High mountains with passes allow strong winds to blow in coastal areas. But a little East, near Lausanne . the mountain Continue reading