In the spurs of Valdai hills, in the upper reaches of the Volga river, in the North-East of the Tver region is Penza region . Its administrative center is the urban-type settlement Peno. This area is a lot of rolling hills, with an abundance of rivers and lakes.
The district, through the beautiful lake Sterzh, vselug hotel, Peno, Volgo runs the great Russian river Volga. Here, she receives the first tributaries — Rune, Code, Zhukopa.
More than 60% of the territory is covered with forests, rich in this area and natural resources — peat, clay, sand, limestone.
Before the creation of the Kalinin region, this area was part of Western region, Velikoluksky district. The ancient history of penovskiy land is strongly linked to the settling of the Slavic tribes and with the historical fate of the cities of Rzhev and Ostashkov .
In ancient times the territory of this region lived Krivichi. These tribes were some of the strongest among the Slavic. This period is characterized by archaeological finds on the shore of lake vselug hotel, the mounds along the banks of the Western Dvina.
Between lake Peno and vselug hotel, Continue reading
The biggest lakes in the world: top 10
For those who have never been interested in lakes, it will be interesting to see what their sizes sometimes exceed the size of the known seas. And their water is not that calm, as it too often the hurricanes rage.
Great Slave lake is located on 10 positions of this top. It is located in Canada, and more specifically, in the North-Western part. The name of the water body has received from the Indian tribe slavey who had long lived in that territory. On the tenth position of the lake fell because of its depth of 614 meters and a total area of 28568 sq. km.
In 9th place is the lake Nyasa. Its second name Malawi. The total area of the reservoir is 29600 sq km, and the depth of its water – 706 m. the lake is of tectonic origin. It is valuable in that it provides 7% of world reserves of fresh water. Niassa is located in the East African valley, namely in the South. It flows into the 14 rivers that feed its waters, but follows only one river, called Wider. Even the bottom of the lake Malawi is its steep banks, near which is quite often ravaged by storms and strong surf.
Eighth place in the top-10 of “The biggest lake” is the pond Big bear lake. It is the largest in Canada. Its total area – 31153 sq km and maximum Continue reading
1.On the Rocky island in the Pacific ocean is popular among divers Jellyfish Lake. Approximately two million jellyfish inhabit the reservoir size of just 460 to 160 meters, on average, in one cubic meter of water are two jellyfish. This large number is due to the absence of natural enemies.
2.On the island of Sicily(Italy) there is an unusual lake of Death, around which there is no vegetation and wildlife. But moreover, even dangerous to swim. If you omit, for example, the hand in the water, you can get severe burns. Scientists have found out. in the water contains large amounts of sulfuric acid! And she got there thanks to two sources that are at the bottom of a horrible lake.
3.Grave lake in the Murmansk region is unique by the presence of four layers of different salinity. In the topmost layer freshwater live Daphnia and copepods. In the lowest layer, where the salinity is 3.3%, only inhabited by purple bacteria. In the middle layers of a typical live sea creatures, such as starfish. They are in a kind of trap, as you are not able to live neither in the upper nor in the lower layer.
4.On the island of Trinidad there is a lake Peach lake, consists of pure liquid asphalt. It is the world’s largest reservoir of this kind. According to forecasts, at current Continue reading