Famous lake van
Interestingly, the van lake also called the sea of Van. This basin is an endorheic salt lake located to the South of the Armenian highland, it is located in the East of Turkey. Lake van is the largest lake in the country, but also the largest soda lake on earth. Where is the Rila monastery ?
The splendor of lake van
Van sea is at a height of over a thousand meters in the West basin of tectonic origin. In the South the lake is surrounded by the Eastern Brand, and the Kurdish mountains to the East. Ridge Aladaglar is located in the North-East. Several extinct volcanoes can be seen in the North-West and West of lake van. Among these volcanoes: Nemrut and Suphan. Look here where the lake Ritsa ?
The territory of the lake is 3.7 thousand kilometers, while its average depth is 160 meters, 119 miles is the width. One of several versions says that the lake was formed due to volcanic eruptions Suphan and Nemrut. Although the height of the shape of the lake resembles a triangle, actually got the wrong form. Basically the lake shoreline is steep. Soda lake is rich of small Islands and four large Islands: the Atrek, Akhtamar, Carpanak and Gadir. What are the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous district .
The largest island is considered ghadeer, it is in the North of lake van in the East is – Carpanak. The most popular is Akhtamar, because it is built the Church of the Holy cross, monument of Armenian architecture. These Islands are located in close proximity to each other. Also next to Van sea stretches of the lake: ARIN, Arcek and Nazik. Four small rivers feed and replenish lake van. Among them the biggest is the river Seilan-Deresi, which starts from the mountains Aladaglar. On the North side of van is powered by the river Bendimahi. And to the East are the river Metzinger and Karash. Because of high salinity, even in the cold water, the water does not freeze.
Note that the natural scenery of lake van is beautiful and rich. After all, over a clear blue lake, fly restless gulls, and on its banks grow fruit trees. In spring and autumn months flying flocks of beautiful migratory birds, the lake is filled with their screams. However, the lake is popular thanks to a rare van cat breed Turkish van. Interestingly, this cat loves water treatments. In no case do not try to remove her from the country, is punishable by the criminal penalties and large fines.