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The Lake of the Albufera

10 kilometers South of Valencia is the Albufera lake, the largest lake of the Iberian Peninsula, which is one of the important attractions of Spain. surrounded by the homonymous natural Park. In Arabic the Albufera means “little sea”. So the Moors called it a miracle of nature. Thus a natural mound, the Sands of which constrain the tree growing on the coast of the pine trees are all that stand between this huge reservoir of fresh water from the Mediterranean sea, forming a kind of natural platinum. At present the lake area is almost 3,000 hectares, and is reduced every year in connection with the natural drainage of these areas. Despite the large area the depth of the lake is small, only 2 meters, with the special drainage channels are designed to maintain the water level at one and the same level, thus preserving the ecological balance of this unique place.

On the Albufera lake there is a huge variety of different birds, some of the lake is the only habitat and, for many, is a place of “compulsory stop” during migration. In the waters of the lake you can find a variety of fish that the stories of the locals and jump into the boat. Continue reading

Black lake in Montenegro

In Montenegro a large number of lakes, but the second most popular after striking the Skadar lake, is undoubtedly the Black lake. It’s a tourist attraction, and it really deserves your attention because of its beauty and picturesqueness.

Actually, the Black lake in Montenegro consists of two separate lakes — Large and Small lakes, which are interconnected by a narrow channel. In the summer it dries up, and in the spring, when the snow descend from the surrounding mountains, the lake noticeably increased in size and turns into one.

Photo of the Black lake

Black lake is located in the Northern part of the country, on the territory of Durmitor mountain, at the altitude of 1416 meters. It is of glacial origin. The area of the lakes is not particularly high, the maximum depth of Big lake is almost 25 meters, and Small — 49 meters. Water in lakes is very pure and transparent in some places she is seen at a depth of 9-10 meters!

Two interconnected lakes form a sort of eye for what the locals call them the “eyes of the mountains”. The name Black lake probably took place from that surrounding the mountains here are thickly overgrown with Continue reading

Health Resorts of Karelia

Than are treated here. Chemical composition of groundwater of the Karelian hydrographic district is very varied: salinity, presents from ultrafresh water (less than 100 mg/l) to brackish (1000 mg/l).

On the territory of the Kondopoga district, 54 km North of Petrozavodsk is the first Russian resort of Mar special water, founded by Peter I in 1719 on the base of chalybeate springs.

Peter I repeatedly came to be treated at the resort with his family and court nobility. Time to the first arrival of the king were built three wooden Palace (hence the original name of the village — Palaces) for the Royal family and a large building with 20 rooms and the earthen hall, connected with springs. Since glandular sources are called “Marcial waters” in honor of Mars — God of war and iron.

Climate. The climate of Karelia is Central to the influence of Arctic and North Atlantic. Constant (over two-thirds of the year), the movement of masses of air in the direction “West — East”, large clouds, high humidity (average 80%) characterize the climate as cold temperate, transitional from Maritime to continental. The average temperature of the coldest months up to -13°C, Continue reading

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Lake Avernus
The lake Avernus is a volcanic lake situated in the homonymous crater in the Italian Campania region about 4 km Northwest of Pozzuoli. The nearby volcanic fields, known as the…

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New Zealand Lake Pukaki
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