The largest lake of Europe!
Yes ,indeed it was in Karelia is the largest lake in Europe! The bowl of this lake contains 908 cubic metres of fresh water.The name of this bowl-lake Ladoga.If you look at history ,the historical name of this lake — Nevo, and it belongs to the basin Baltic sea of the Atlantic ocean. On the shores of lake Ladoga are of Sortavala Piccareta ,Lahdenpohja in Karelia,and in some cities of the Leningrad region. In the lake Ladoga fall 35 rivers, and originates only one — Neva. In the southern half of the lake — three large bays: the Svir, Volkhov and Shlisselburg lips.This lake is an inexhaustible source of drinking water for the Northern capital of Russia city of St. Petersburg.
Lake Ladoga in the area of Sortavala
The main attraction,except of course the beautiful scenery of this lake is Walanski the archipelago.Well, to begin with,what is an archipelago? This is a group of Islands located close to each other are not only similar geological structure,but the derivation ,which can be continental,and volcanic or coral.One of these Islands is very famous worldwide for the ancient Transfiguration monastery.
Walanski the archipelago is located in the Northern part of the lake,which is very much indented .And in this place the bulk of the Ladoga Islands ,about 500 of the 660! Can you imagine 500! The accumulation of these Islands differs extraordinary beauty and diversity.This historic site was well appreciated by the tourists from different countries,and of course Russian.
Lake Ladoga is very wayward.In spring and autumn there are frequent large storms and fogs in the Winter-hard frosts,which turn it into an icy shell.Although sometimes there are mild winters,so the lake may not freeze or slightly privatise ice.Known hydrograph Andreev A. P. very interesting wrote in his monograph about this lake.In his words,a wave in the lake Ladoga tall,short,truvista and wrong.And in this regard,the court Ladoga must have good ustoichivosti.Here’s an interesting fact!
What famous lake Ladoga? Well of course fish! it is found 50 fish species.Most valuable of them are:salmon ,lake char, whitefish,pike-perch,vendace,grayling,perch,pike.Moreover,perch and pike reach this lake to its limits. Well, the main value of Ladoga-Ladoga ringed seal,which is listed in the red book and is an interesting tourist object!