Lakes and rivers of Karelia
The image of Karelia is connected first of all with the territory of blue lakes. Actually, there are a lot of lakes – over 61 thousand. Their quantity falling to 1 thousand sq. km region of Karelia confidently wins first place not only in Russia but also among regions of the world.
Lakes are very different in size varying from small lakes of lambesc (“was”), private and anonymous, until the largest in Europe Ladoga and lake Onega. The lake, which area is up to 1 sq. km. prevail, but there are many large lakes, which area is up to 10 or more sq. km. and 20 lakes exceed 100 sq. km Area is covered by lakes in Karelia makes 11.4% of its entire territory, which is clearly more than in the neighbouring state of Finland, and almost twice as much than in the region of Murmansk.
Many lakes take the beginning of tectonic movements of the terrestrial crust, but most appeared due to the ploughing of the earth’s crust by glaciers during the movement many millions of years ago. First deeper, they usually extended shape, have high rocky and often very steep banks and there are not enough Islands. The configuration of glacial lakes began more different – they discerned many Islands, bays, passageways and pretty little depth. However, very often lakes have mixed the beginning and it brings Continue reading
Fresh and salt, deep and shallow, crystal clear and azure are some of the epithets, which can describe a beautiful creation of nature – lake. We offer you a selection of the most beautiful, in our view, lakes of the world.
Plitvice lakes in Croatia
Plitvice lakes is a group, consisting of 16 lakes of various sizes. They are in Croatia, among the bright, saturated greenery of the Mediterranean sea. The unique beauty of the lakes — that they all are interconnected in a variety of exciting waterfalls. Starting the trip on Plitvice lakes, start with, which is below the other, gradually moving higher. This holiday will certainly leave you a lot of impressions. Be sure to visit Great falls (Great Slap), whose height is about 230 feet. Be prepared for the fact that on the way you can see not only wild ducks, and wolves, and even bears. What else can you expect from wild nature?
Lake Malawi in Africa
Lake Malawi occupies 3 place among the largest lakes of Africa. It is located at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level, namely at the intersection of Mozambique, Malawi and Tanzania. The length of the lake is 584 km, while the width of the reservoir in some areas exceeds 80 kilometers. The number of different species of fish found in the waters of the lake, is impressive Continue reading
Inland resorts of lake Louise
The resort is located in South-Western Canada, Alberta in Banff National Park, 55 km West of the town of Banff and 177 km from the city of calgary. Its history began in 1882, when Tom Wilson, one of the experts who built the Canadian Pacific Railway in the area of the village of Laggan (the former name of the station Lake Louise), once discovered a beautiful lake surrounded by the majestic Rocky mountains, with snow-capped peaks and bright green forest on the picturesque slopes. He later recalled: “for Some time we sat silently, unable to look away from the brilliant beauty of the landscape that unfolded in sparkling glacier”.
The first discoverer called it Emerald lake, but then, in 1884, it was renamed lake Louise in honor of Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, daughter of Queen Victoria and wife of Governor-General of the canadian colonies of great Britain. Today lake Louise and its beautiful surroundings — this is part of the unique Banff National Park, rich in flora and fauna, as well as a luxury ski resort, where there are many attractions and entertainment that attract tourists from around the world.
The climate of the resort is temperate and rather mild, the coldest month-January, the warmest-July, rainfall – an average of 472 mm, the snow cover in winter – roughly 400 see
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