The Beauty of world's deepest lake Baikal in Russia
Lake Baikal — The largest Fresh Water Resource
Lake Baikal – a natural monument which is included in the list of the World's natural heritage of UNESCO. It is one of the most beautiful and purest places on Earth. Territorially the lake is located in the south of Eastern Siberia. And lies in between the Irkutsk region and the Republic of Buryatia. Age of Lake Baikal 25-30 million years, this is one of the most ancient lakes on the earth.
Lake Baikal in Numbers
Here are the quick facts about Lake Baikal
- Age - 25-30 million years.
- Length - 636 km.
- Width - from 25 to 80 km.
- The maximum depth - 1637 m, average depth - 731 m.
- Coastline length - more than 2000 km.
- Contains more than 1000 species of plants.
- Contains more than 50 species of fish.
- Contains more than 2500 animal species.
Lake Baikal is the largest storage of fresh water in the world. 20% of world reserves of surface fresh waters are concentrated in this lake. It is having a huge variety of the plants and animals living in it. There are 2565 subspecies of animals, 1000 types, subspecies and forms of water plants registered in the lake .
Baikal also gets in number of the largest lakes of the world. It has the length of 636 km and its water smooth surface stretches in the area of 3.15 million hectares. Baikal water is having an amazing transparency. Its separate subjects are visible at a depth up to 40 m.
Baikal Lake A magical place on Earth!
Lake Baikal - the deepest lake of the planet Earth. Its depth reaches 1642 meters. In the winter the lake almost completely freezes. And by the end of winter thickness of ice reaches 1-2 meters. There are 27 islands on the lake. Olkhon island is the largest one.
Baikal- A Must place to visit in Russia
There are some curative hot spring on coast of Lake Baikal . The natural beauty of the lake remained untouched by a human. The natural environment of Baikal strikes with the beauty, extensive woods, the richest fauna and flora, glacial lakes, canyons. Baikal is a place to be visited again and again.