Lake Victoria
  Victoria (Victoria Nyanza, Ukereoue, eng. Lake Victoria, Victoria Nyanza, Swahili Ziwa Victoria viktória Nyanza, Nyanza Ziwa) is a lake in East Africa, in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Located in…

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NATIONAL PARK BRASLAV LAKES
  One of the most picturesque places of Belarus-national Park "Braslav lakes" -- is located in the North-West of Belarus, 250 km from Minsk, near the border with Lithuania and…

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Lake Victoria

 

Victoria (Victoria Nyanza, Ukereoue, eng. Lake Victoria, Victoria Nyanza, Swahili Ziwa Victoria viktória Nyanza, Nyanza Ziwa) is a lake in East Africa, in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Located in a tectonic trough of the East African platform, at a height of 1134 m. This is the 2nd largest freshwater lake in the world after lake superior the largest lake in Africa by area. It is also the highest among tropical lakes. Show all..

Discovered the lake and named it in honor of Queen Victoria of the British Explorer John Henning Speke in 1858.

Hollow lake. Victoria in East Africa was formed as a result of the doming uplift of the surrounding land.

Geographical position

The area of 68 thousand km2, length 320 km, the maximum width of 275 km. Is part of the Victoria reservoir. A lot of Islands. Abundant river flows into the Kagera, it follows the Victoria Nile. The lake is navigable, the people engaged on it fishing.

North shore crosses the equator. Lake with a maximum depth of 80 m is a sufficiently deep lakes.

In contrast to the deep neighbors, Tanganyika and Nyasa, which lie within a system of gorges of Africa, lake Victoria fills a shallow depression between the Eastern and Western sides of the valley Great gorge. Continue reading

The largest lake

 

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LAKES — LAKES, natural ponds in the hollows of the land (depressions) filled within lake bowl (lake bed) heterogeneous water masses and not with a one-sided bias. Basins of lakes by origin are divided into tectonic, glacial,… … Modern encyclopedia

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LAKE — a natural pond filled within lake bowl (lake bed) with water and having no direct connection with the sea. Depression O. by origin are divided into tectonic, glacial, fluvial (oxbow lakes), coastal Continue reading

The Most amazing lakes in the world

 

Divine, fascinating, gorgeous and awesome, incredibly pure and transparent … Words not enough to describe the spectacular beauty of lakes – one of the water wonders of Mother Nature that attract many tourists. We offer you to see the most amazing lake.

Lake Malawi, Malawi

On the border of Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania have the most beautiful natural wonder of the world – 575-km-long lake Malawi, which is home to many colorful tropical fish (about 1000 species). Sometimes it is called the “Lake of Stars”.

Lake Malawi consists of pristine Golden beaches, calm crystal-clear water, fascinating variety of landscapes, spectacular sunsets and a huge amount of entertainment such as diving, kayaking and swimming on horseback around the lake.

Here you can stop to relax. Advise the Pumulani beach located on the island Linkoma. There is a well-equipped thatched Willie. Eco-friendly, luxury cottages you will find Kaya Mawa. In 1984, the lake was listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO.

Crater lake (Crater Lake), Oregon, USA

Crater lake, also called lake Majesty, is the main highlight of the eponymous national Park. The lake is known for its depth. Here the average depth is 1148 feet.

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