LAKE SVETLOYAR (Shambhala Russia) is a legendary lake located in the Nizhny Novgorod region. According to the local historian N. N. Khlopushina, the lake is of glacial-karstic origin; karst collapse that ensued as a result of a small earthquake, increased the lake depth to 25.5 m at relatively small sizes – h meters. The usual epithet, which is presented Svetloyar – “Pearl of the sky overturned in the green rim of the forest.” The surroundings of the lake are famous for their renomirani, some see in the water the reflection of the domes of the legendary Kitezh and hear the bell ringing.
The origin of the Svetloyar surrounded by a halo of legends. According to data collected by researchers Vladimir INKINEN and Valerian TURYGINA, the most ancient, pagan layer is associated with the evil goddess girl the Turk. She rode a spirited horse and would whip people for their sins, yet fell to the ground and there was a lake. The second stratum of the legend dates to the time of the invasion of Batu Khan. One of the Russian prisoners have not sustained tortures and has shown Tatars secret paths. But through the prayers of the inhabitants of Kitezh high power hid it at the bottom of the lake. The third layer of legends – the schismatic, Continue reading
The largest lake on Earth… What is it? Agree that the word “lake” seems a quiet and peaceful pond, overgrown with reeds. In it, closing her eyes, we see white water-lilies, and to the other side just the same hand.
However, few people think about the fact that there are such lakes, which will give odds to some of the seas, both in size and depth and strength of storms occur periodically.
Today I propose to talk about them.
The largest lake on Earth. Its characteristic features
Oddly enough, but the largest lake on Earth we used to call the sea, or the Caspian sea. In fact, taking into account its features, call it the sea is simply impossible. Why? Yes, because according to the definition, the last should fall any river, but located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia the Caspian sea is endorheic.
If you look closely at pictures taken from space, you can immediately note one undeniably important feature. – the Caspian sea has a rather complex shape resembling the letter S from the Latin alphabet.
Its dimensions are really impressive: the length from North to South is approximately 1,200 km, but the distance from the East to the West coast differs Continue reading
Lakes are different. Some quiet, romantic with water lilies and picturesque banks. Others muddy and cold, frightening in its coldness. And the third… and the third and lakes to name language does not turn – on the surface of these ponds sail boats on the lakes storm waves are not worse than in the ocean. That’s about them, the biggest lakes in the world, and we’ll talk.
So, meet – the largest lake in the world Caspian sea. Yes, for its size it can rightfully be called the sea. The area of the Caspian sea is 371 000 km 2. Is the Caspian sea at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. But despite the salty water and a large area, the Caspian sea is a closed lake.
In second place is lake superior – the largest lake in the world freshwater lake and the deepest, largest and coldest of the Great lakes. There is a lake in Canada and the USA. Its area is 82 of 100 km 2 .
In third place is the lake Victoria. It is located in East Africa, on the territory of three countries – Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. It is the largest lake in Africa, with an area of 69 km 2 500 .
It was three of the largest lakes in the world. Turn to the other, entering into ten largest. Continue reading