Of greatest interest is the island of San Miguel with its historic Maritime capital, green fields and beautiful volcanic scenery. Originally San Miguel was composed of two separate Islands. The largest and most populated of the nine main Islands of the archipelago is 65 km from Settling in the capital of the island called Ponta Delgada, easy access to the rocky coast — to lakes in volcanic craters and hot springs emitting steam from the depths of the island.
The Western part of the island
In the North-West of the island of são Miguel is a giant crater of the volcano Caldeira das Sete Cidades (Caldeira das Network-Cidades), a circumference of about 12 km If the crater is not covered by clouds, is better it is visible from the observation platform Vistas do Rei where the trail starts, leading to its Western edge. At the bottom of the crater lies a little village Network-Cidades and six dark green lakes, separated by thin strips of land. It is believed that the crater was formed in 1440-ies, after the eruption, which was destroyed by the volcano that created the Western part of the island. Today the crater is covered with dense vegetation, although the first settlers called it a scorched shell.
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Authorities Togliatti intend to paint bright colors in deterring dangerous for swimming, but popular among the citizens of the reservoirs. Among other ways to deter bathers from unsuitable lakes in the municipality are considering “planting” there is artificial seaweed.
Information about lakes painting appeared on the official site of the mayoralty of Tolyatti and the Ministry of forestry, environment and nature management of the Samara region. However, while these measures have the status of projects .
“This idea we have sounded rather at the level of propaganda, technology is only being studied. Any way we need to preserve human life, but people continue to bathe in the forbidden places and to perish” . – told the head of the Department of public safety Togliatti Konstantin Firsov. Now the city is considered a few ideas that may solve the problem of extreme swimmers. Raids and warning signs don’t convince people that the rest can end in tears.
The technology of color lakes food dyes currently being developed by rescuers in Germany. There was prepared a small artificial reservoir filled with rain water. Now experts see how stable the dye and whether it is compatible Continue reading
Abkhazia – the territory of unique nature, ancient history, centuries-old culture, unique traditions and a beach holiday. Abkhazia (Abkhazian, Apsny – country soul) is in the North-Western Caucasus, South Caucasus mountain range. Its coast is washed by the Black sea. The average length of the region from West to East reaches 160 kilometers. The length from South to North – 54 km. The coastline reaches 210 kilometers.
Abkhazia. Mountain lake Ritsa.
From the North-West part, along the river Psou, Abkhazia has a border with the Adler district of Krasnodar region. On the North side (the mountains of the Main Caucasian ridge), lies the border with Karachaevo-Cherkessia. On the East side, along the bed of the Inguri river, the territory adjacent to Georgia. The area of Abkhazia — 8700 sq. km Population of the region – about 340,000 people. Its greatest density is in the area of the black sea coast and foothills.
The indigenous population are Abkhazians, which is one of the oldest Nations of the world. In Abkhaz has 56 consonants and 6 vowels. The composition of the population of Abkhazia is very diverse. It includes representatives of more than 20 ethnic groups. The capital Continue reading