The island of são Miguel is the largest and most charming among all the Azores. Its dimensions are 65 kilometers long and 12 kilometers wide. The island’s population is a little over 120,000 people. This island is quite often referred to as the “green island” because of its beautiful green landscape. There are not many comfortable beaches Practically the entire coastline is a marine rocks that crash into the shore, especially on the East coast. The highest point in the San Miguel mountain Pico da Vara (1103 metres).
The capital of the island — Ponta Delgada (Ponta Delgada).
In the Northern part of San Miguel is “the lake of Fire” (Lagoa do Fogo), where tourists can cook “cozido das Furnas”, the famous Azorean dish (meat, stewed in the hot springs). Way of cooking this dish is quite spicy: a pan of raw meat and vegetables wrapped in cloth and buried in volcanic ash for several hours.
The second largest city on the island after the capital is Ribeira Grande (Ribeira Grande). It is a 20-minute drive from Ponta Delgada. There is quite a beautiful historic centre and beautiful beaches, with very good conditions for surfing. In addition, it is the most convenient point for trips Continue reading
The lake — it is a closed recess sushi filled with water and which has no direct connection with the ocean. Unlike rivers, lakes — the reservoirs slow water exchange. The total area of the lakes of the Earth about 2.7 million km2, or about 1.8% of the land surface. Lakes are everywhere, but unevenly. On the geographical distribution of lakes is greatly influenced by the climate, causing them to diet and evaporation, as well as the factors contributing to the formation of the lake basin. In areas with a humid climate, many lakes, they are flowing, fresh and mostly running. In areas with a dry climate, ceteris paribus smaller lakes, often dry, often closed, and that is often salty. Thus, the distribution of lakes and their hydrochemical characteristics due to the geographical zoning .
The largest lake — Caspian (area 368 km2). The largest are lake superior. Huron and Michigan (Sat. America), Victoria (Africa ), The Aral Sea (Eurasia ). The most profound — Baikal (Eurasia) — 1620 m and Tanganyika (Africa) — 1470 m.
Lakes are often classified by four characteristics:
the origin of lake basins;
the origin of the water mass ;
the water regime;
the salinity (amount of dissolved substances).
Origin of lake basins of the lake are divided into five groups.
1. Tectonic lake basins are formed as a result of the formation Continue reading
Lake Baikal – the oldest and deepest lake in the world, one of the greatest freshwater reservoirs in the world. It possesses unusual magnetic properties. It is celebrated by all the tourists who at least once in life visited the planet’s most unique lake, located in Russia. Primarily on the Baikal go for a healing holiday, getting natural and cleaning. Travel thousands of miles by plane, train, car to see its wonderful spaces.
Lake Baikal is located in the South of Eastern Siberia, between Irkutsk oblast and Republic of Buryatia. Baikal is known worldwide. In 1996 the lake was included in the UNESCO world natural heritage site by UNESCO. It flows about 350 lakes and rivers, constantly filling his water. Interestingly, it derives from only one river – the Angara. And the amount of water exceeds the volume of all the combined five Great American lakes. Lake Baikal is sometimes called the sea.
The extraordinary purity and transparency of the lake makes it beyond comparison with other reservoirs of the planet. It absorbs 20% of global and 90% of Russian reserves of fresh water corresponding to all the parameters of the best quality drinking water. From lake Baikal to drink Continue reading