The largest lake in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia — Issyk-Kul. The total volume of water of the Issyk-Kul lake — 1738 km2, its average depth-278 m, maximum depth-668 m, the coastline stretches for 688 km, the length of the largest lake of Kyrgyzstan from the North to the South — 58 km, and from West to East is 182 km away.
Lake Issyk-Kul located at an altitude of 1609 m above sea level between the ridges of the Northern Tien-Shan: Terskey Ala-too and Kungei Ala-too. Issyk-Kul is one of the largest mountain lakes in the world.
The largest lake of Kyrgyzstan is powered by water more than eighty rivers, but none of them carries its water back, so the water in the lake is salty (salinity — 5,90%). The ancient name of the lake — “ACE-Kul” — «Salty lake” speaks for itself, the water here is not potable. The present name of the lake — “Issyk-Kul lake” is translated from Kyrgyz as the “Hot lake”. It is also logical — the lake never freezes (even in the depths of winter and severe frosts), due to the considerable depth of the water does not become completely cool. In July and August, the water warms up to +18−20°, and in winter cools to + 4,2−5,0°.
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American Arizona attracts tourists primarily for its red rocks, mysterious mirages and, of course, located here is the Grand canyon. But the wonders of nature in Arizona is not limited to, some of them even created as a direct result of human activity. For example, lake Powell is rightly considered the most beautiful artificial lake in the world.
Lake Powell, located on the border of Utah and Arizona, was created by the construction of a dam on the Colorado river in the Glen Canyon area. Although the construction of the dam and was met by numerous protests from ecologists and anthropologists, the project was completed on time, namely in 1963.
The shoreline of the lake is 3156 km and by this indicator it is not only a leader in the U.S. among the lakes, but this figure even more than the total length of the American coast of the Pacific ocean!
The maximum width of lake Powell reaches 40 km and depth of about 170 meters. It is of interest that the hydroelectric power station built on the dam, fully supplies electricity to five States of the USA.
Water not only fills Glen Canyon, and about 90 smaller canyons adjacent to it. The best Continue reading
Como, Italy: what to see?
If You ask me, I will answer: of course, first of all the lake itself, starting with walking on its coast, which I suggest You to go with me. I invite everyone to take a tour one day privately (individually) or as part of a group trip from Milan to Lecco (Como) and back on a comfortable bus or car. I wish to ask questions? I’m sure we’ll get along just fine!
There are many reasons to visit the legendary lake of Italy. To tell about the lake Como tour can be very long – not enough for any excursions, except that to write the book. Well, to contemplate its beautiful scenery, which so loved to admire Leonardo da Vinci unique and breathe the freshest air in the world in the foothills of the Alps is endless. Here all most-most.
Lake Como, known in Italian also as lake Lario is a lake formed by the melting of a glacier in ancient times, in Lombardy on the Italian mainland in the foothills of the Alps. Its surface area is approximately 146 square kilometres, making it the third largest lake in Italy after lakes Garda and Maggiore. Moreover, lake Como is one of the deepest lakes in Western Europe with a bottom depth up to 400 meters, Continue reading