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
Plitvice lakes national Park in Croatia. Its territory occupies almost 30 hectares and includes 16 large and many small lakes kaskaderskoy and 140 waterfalls, 20 caves and unique beech and pine forest, preserved from ancient times and having the ability to regenerate itself. In its territory inhabited by bears, wolves and many species of rare birds and other animals.
The Park is a mountainous area with the highest point at over 1200 meters — the mountain of Mala Capela. The total difference of level between the upper and lower lakes is almost 150 meters. The top lake of the cascade is powered by two small rivers Cyrna and Bijela.
Until the middle of last century the Park was inaccessible to tourists, there only have been laid down. In 1958 construction began on the walkways, and at the present time, in addition to an extensive network of decks are the runs clean trains, ferries and pleasure boats. In the lakes of the Park it is strictly forbidden to swim and have picnics, campfires and walking the dogs. Such a strict order due to the preservation of natural balance, which for many years carefully preserved by local environmentalists.
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The lake is striking in its splendor and its surroundings – fabulous nature.
The most beautiful lake in Ukraine and the highlight of the Ukrainian Carpathians is lake Synevyr . It is the largest reservoir of the Ukrainian Carpathians, located in the upper reaches of the river Tereblya, in a picturesque region of Transcarpathia – Mezhgorye.
The lake area is about 5 hectares, feed streams it. The outflow of water is blocked by a mountain landslide, and the lake water seeps through underground passages, forms a stream and flows into the Teasing. Due to this feature Synevyr never overflows, even in the most severe floods.
The lake is located at an altitude of 989 meters above sea level, its average depth is 10-12 meters, and the maximum is 24 meters. Since 1989, in the territories around the lake was created by the national Park Synevyr .
Nearby, on the Black river, is located the only Museum in Europe forest and alloy . which presents unique exhibits about the history of the wood. Among the exhibits – wooden fixtures – bokors, which peasants used for floating on water, axes, saws and other tools, Continue reading