France - Attractions of lake Geneva
  Nature has generously endowed Switzerland, and not surprisingly the fact that the residents of this West-European countries differ extremely peaceful by nature and complaisance. After all, when you live…

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Povetluzhye - Lake Svetloyar
  In the natural Park of "Voskresenskoye, Povetluzhye" Svetloyar is a jewel of the nature of the Nizhny Novgorod region and Russia. This lake is called little Russian Atlantis: its…

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General geographic data about Finland

 

Where is Finland? Finland is a Nordic country, which has a common border with Norway 727 km, Sweden 586 km, Russia – 1269 km away and Has a Maritime border with Estonia, passing through Finnish and Bothnian gulfs of the Baltic sea that gives the country access to the World ocean.The bays are tamerselim that adversely affects navigation in the winter. In the Finnish coastal area is about 81000 Islands. The state covers an area of 338 thousand sq. km length of coastline of about 1100 km. the size of the country from North to South is 1160 km, while from West to East 540 km With about 25% of the territory is above the Arctic circle.

The geological structure of Finland can be divided into several areas. Along the shores of the two gulfs of the Baltic coast are the coastal lowlands. Along their shores there are several thousand rocky Islands. The archipelago of Turku and Aland Islands are the main archipelagoes.

On the South West coast is the archipelago sea, is unique, where there are a huge number of various-sized Islands. In the southern part of the country is a large plateau, with a huge number of marshes, lakes and swamps. Here grow dense virgin forest. A large part of Northern Finland is located beyond the Arctic circle (Lapland Continue reading

The Most dangerous lake on the planet

 

The scenic lake Kivu, which is on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, attracted the attention of scientists from all over the world, but the popularity of the reservoir is not linked to its beauty.

Under a layer of water of the lake keeps dangerous deposits of carbon dioxide and tens of billions of cubic meters of methane generated by bacteria in the pond. This deadly combination makes lake Kivu the real bomb. If in these parts there’s an earthquake, deadly ingredients are “mixed” and the lake will simply explode.

Scientists estimate that lake Kivu is a threat to at least two million people who live in a dangerous area. In the event of volcanic activity or earthquake they will be killed by the explosion of methane and of carbon dioxide poisoning.

LAKE KARACHAY, RUSSIA

Lake Karachay is located in the Urals, on the territory of the chemical plant “Mayak”, and is by far the most deadly lake in the world.

In 1951 the lake was used for storage of liquid radioactive waste, and over the past decade there has accumulated about 120 million curies of radioactive materials, mainly cesium-137 and strontium-90. The lake is so toxic that a five-minute Continue reading

Big trip to Kyrgyzstan

 

After spending a couple of days in son-Kul, we headed towards another “pearl” of Kyrgyzstan – to the reserve Sary-Chelek. Sary-Chelek is among the biosphere reserves protected by UNESCO. The steep shores of the lake framed by the Tien-Shan spruce, Semenov fir famous, situated on the hills of walnut and Apple orchards.

Along the way we pass the Toktogul reservoir. A wonderful place for filming – but it is better to visit it in bad weather or in early summer (late spring).

And this is the river Naryn, which was constructed and reservoir:

At night we stopped at hunters Aibek.It has a small economy: the Rangers are allowed to contain a beehive with bees, livestock. Otherwise there is not to survive. As Aibek says, the wages of the huntsman is less than a thousand soms (less than 700 rubles), so the economy is very supportive person. Aibek tells us that previously, there was a highly developed beekeeping: because the slopes of the reserve is densely covered with cherry, Apple tree, bright and fragrant bloom in spring. There has always turned out the most delicious, the most Sunny honey. And no wonder Sary-Chelek (and its lake) so called, which translated means “Yellow bucket”. So he called the beekeepers hundreds Continue reading