The biggest lakes in the world
What associations arise in us when we hear the word «lake»? Probably POPs up in the minds of quiet glassy surface, beautiful lilies blooming on the surface of the water, wonderful stay on the beach, fishing… But there are on our planet reservoirs, called lakes, despite the fact that on a Grand scale, far exceed the sea and seas less prone to natural disasters.
Caspian sea — a sea or a lake?
First on the list and the largest lake — the Caspian sea. Its dimensions are impressive, and the title «sea» is rather arbitrary, as it is a closed lake. It has an ancient history. The name comes from the tribes of the ancient Caspians, engaged in the breeding, but in different sources the Caspian sea had other names — Khvalynskoye, Derbent.
It is situated on the border of merging of Asia and Europe, and several States can have the honor to admire the famous beauty of this wonderful lake: Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran, by the way, in Iran the Caspian sea is called the Khazar — on behalf of the peoples living on its coast.
The sea water is salty, and the length of the Caspian sea along the coastline, including the Islands, Continue reading