Lakes is a true visiting card of the Republic. Only relatively large lakes – more than 60 thousand, but the exact number of lakes along with forest Lambada (the so-called Karelia in small forest lakes) is almost impossible to calculate. But the statistics are impressive – the total area of lakes of Karelia — about 18 thousand square kilometers. According to experts, 25% of the area of Karelia occupied by the lake – from giant to tiny reservoirs of lambesc.
Large lakes of the Republic of Onega and Ladoga.
Lake Onega (Onega) – it also informally called Onega sea – is located in the southeastern part of the Republic. On the shores of lake Onega are located in the city of Petrozavodsk, Kondopoga, Medvezhyegorsk. The lake is fed by about 50 rivers, and flows only one — the Svir river.
The lake area without the Islands is from 9.7 thousand square km (without Islands); the volume of water mass is 285 cubic meters; the length from North to South — 245 km, maximum width — to 91.6 km, Average depth is 30 m and the maximum is 127 m. the Height above sea level of 33 m. the length of the coastline on the mainland 1542 km, with Islands — 2699 km
Lake Ladoga (Ladoga; the historical name is nebo) is the largest freshwater lake in Europe. On the shores of lake Ladoga are of Sortavala. Continue reading
the Great African lakes — several large lakes in the East African fault zone and around it. Include lake Victoria, the second largest freshwater lake in the world, Tanganyika, second deepest and largest in the world. A list of lakes: Tanganyika, Victoria, albert, Edward, Kivu, and Malawi.
Some among the Great lakes include only lakes Victoria, albert and Edward, as only these three lakes flow in the White Nile. Tanganyika and Kivu flow in the river system of the Congo, and Malawi to the Zambezi via the Shire river.
Tanganyika is a large lake in Central Africa, the coordinates of the Central part is 5°to 30 th. W. 29°30 VD (G).
The volume and depth of lake Tanganyika is the second largest after lake Baikal. The shores of the lake belong to four countries — the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Zambia and Burundi.
The length of the lake is about 650 km, width 40-80 km Area of 34 thousand sq km Lies at an altitude of 773 metres above sea level in the tectonic depression of the East African fault zone.
In the lake there are hippos, crocodiles, lots of waterfowl. Well developed fishing and shipping.
Victoria . Victoria Nyanza, Ukereoue (Victoria, Victoria Nyanza) is a lake in East Africa, in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Located in a tectonic trough of the East African platform, at a height of 1134 m. the 2nd largest freshwater lake Continue reading
People with lakes formed a strange relationship. On one side of the lake are used exclusively with the pragmatic point of view, as a source of drinking water, but on the other hand they are often the main attractions. But! There are lakes created by nature as if only for the fact that they enjoy satisfying their craving for beauty. Below We have 25 lakes formed in the craters, the beauty of these lakes is able to charm just its aesthetics.
Indonesia, Segara Anak lake, mount Ringan, Lombok.
Lake Toba, North Sumatra, world’s largest lake, formed in the crater of an extinct volcano, formed during the ice age. It «the largest lake in Indonesia and the largest volcanic lake in the world»
Askja, Iceland. View of Viti and Esquevin.
Rano KAU is a crater lake which is on the mysterious and amazingly beautiful Easter island. This lake is one of three natural freshwater lakes on the island.
After 3 hours of climbing up, I could see the whole complex of volcanic lakes with Islands. Triangular shadow going to the horizon that the shadow of Rinjani at dawn. To the right of the shadow on the far horizon you can see Bali (very tiny). In the middle of the crater (20 km in diameter) is not so long ago there appeared an island Grunge Bar.
Lake Hnausapollur Continue reading