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
No photo filter is not able to create something that can create nature. The beauty of these places cannot transfer any photos, so the spacecraft to evaluate its possible, only after seeing with your own eyes.
Dear readers, we bring to your attention a selection of the most unusual and picturesque lakes located in various parts of the world: TOP -9 of the most beautiful lakes in the world.
The ranking of the most beautiful lakes in the world could not have taken place without the handsome Siberian lake Baikal. The deepest lake in the world covers an area of 31 722 square meters. His age — about 25 to 35 million years. Water in lake Baikal is so pure and transparent that the surface is easy to examine objects at a depth of 30-40 meters. In addition, the Baikal water is saturated with methane, resulting in the melting of ice on its surface are formed perfectly smooth circles which can be seen even from the tops of nearby mountains. These phenomena of local residents and tourists is often mistaken for the traces of a UFO here.
Lake Hiller, surrounded by a eucalyptus forest, is located in a secluded location on the South -West of Australia. You can get there only by air. See, there really is something — the lake water has an unusual rich pink color. Continue reading