The famous lake is located on the border of Italy and Switzerland. The most popular among all the resorts in Western Europe.
The lake is divided into two parts: Italian and Swiss. The Swiss part is located in the Canton of Ticino, Italian is the province of Lombardy and Piedmont. The area of the water surface of Lago Maggiore is huge, its area is 200 m2. The lake formation was due to the melting of glaciers. Now, after millions of years, it is a tectonic depression, which is the purest water, surrounded by high banks. For these banks it is possible to see the outlines of the Lombard Alps.
Causes of populyarnosti lake
The wind rose is always having an impact, the lake is blown by them on all sides. Actually the name of the lake comes from these winds: Maggiore – Northern wind Mergozzo – West. The water in the lake has a considerable level of fluctuation throughout the year, in addition, it is very resistant to low temperatures. Because of this, even in the frozen days of the lake does not freeze.
The wonderful climate and the beautiful landscape of this area attracts thousands of tourists every year. They all want the same thing – a good rest on the shores of the resort. One of the most developed spheres of activity here is tourism, in addition, it attracts a lot of fishermen and water Continue reading
Among the splendor of Russian nature, it is impossible not to pay attention to the vast freshwater lakes.
We present to your attention 7 the cleanest lakes of the country.
Location: the South of Eastern Siberia, Irkutsk region.
The first in this list simply can not be called, this unique reservoir. Apart from the fact that it is the deepest (1700 m.), largest (more than 30 thousand sq. m.) the lake, it is also filled with very clean water.
To see the bottom at 20 meters depth do nothing! Its water has an unusual blue color, and even the ice when the lake freezes over, almost completely transparent! The purity of the water remains a mystery to modern scientists, the lake gradually gets covered with sludge, but not Baikal!
Some researchers suggest that the reason lies in the location of the reservoir — at the junction of tectonic plates — it is constantly updated with fresh groundwater, due to the movement of these plates.
The exact answer about the age of the lake, nor the purity of its water is not able to give one today, however, thanks to these inexplicable factors in the lake inhabited by such animals, which are not found in any other corner of our great planet.
Location: southern Urals, Chelyabinsk region.
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All the continents of our Earth can be found lakes, both large and small, both artificial and natural. According to preliminary calculations, their number is about 5 thousand pieces. And now we will talk about the largest lake in the world and its features.
The largest lake in the world and its paradox
No matter how surprising and ironic as it may sound, but the largest lake in the world is the sea. Indeed, the Caspian sea, which is so named because of its enormous size (its area is over 370 thousand square kilometers), has no outlet to the ocean and not freshwater, and therefore are actually recognized by the lake.
By the way, the biggest lake boasts big depth: the maximum level reaches 1025 meters. Thus, it is smaller than lake Baikal is more than 600 meters. It is conditionally possible to say that this sea found 2 parts of the world: Asia and Europe . Its shores are washed by 5 countries.
The largest freshwater lakes in the world
If we consider the rating of: “The largest freshwater lake in the world “, is the leader lake superior. It is located on the border of Canada and the United States. It belongs to the Great lakes system. Continue reading