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Thursday, 17 November 2016

Ten Facts About Siberia

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Ergaki Nature Reserve (Krasnoyarsk Krai. Siberian Federal District)… the reserve is 3,429 square kilometres (1,324 square miles) in size

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  1. Siberia occupies almost 10 percent of the land on the planet.
  2. Siberia is over 10 million square kilometres (3.86 million square miles) in area… larger than Canada, the second-largest country in the world after Russia.
  3. Siberia’s highest point is Belukha Mountain, at 4,509 metres (14,794 feet) (Altai Mountains).
  4. Siberia has the deepest lake on the planet… Lake Baikal.
  5. Siberia has the largest amount of freshwater surface area on the planet.
  6. Siberia’s Vasyugan Swamp is the largest swamp/wetland in the world… about 53,000 square kilometres (20,464 square miles) in size, larger than such countries as the Netherlands, Switzerland, or Belgium.
  7. Siberia has more than 25 percent of all forests on the planet.
  8. Siberia has the largest temperature differential in the world… the greatest difference between summer and winter temperature is 106.7 degrees (-70 to + 36.7) (224.06 degrees Fahrenheit, -94 to 98.06), recorded at Verkhoyansk (Yakutiya).
  9. Siberia has the largest concentration of natural resources in Russia:
    • 85 percent of lead and platinum
    • 71 percent of nickel
    • 69 percent of copper
    • 44 percent of silver
    • 40 percent of gold
  10. Siberia has 24 million inhabitants (16.9 per cent of Russia’s population).

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Friday, 19 June 2015

19 June 2015. Our Great Russian Motherland… Lake Teletskoe in the High Altai

00 Altai. Lake Teletskoe. Russia. 28.05.15

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Lake Teletskoe in the Altai Mountains is in Siberia near to China. It’s the largest lake in the mountains and in the Altai Republic. It’s a centrepiece of the Altaisky Nature Reserve, which is part of the Golden Mountains of Altai UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. It’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic. There are hotels, hostels, and campgrounds, with facilities for hiking, water sports, biking, helicopter tours, and fishing. In Soviet times, it was very popular. there are waterfalls and caves accessible to the public. In short, its one of the most visitor-friendly natural sites in Siberia.

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