Luzon ( Luzon ) — the largest (area 104688 km 2 ) island of the Philippine archipelago and the 15th largest island in the world. It is located in the Northern part of the Philippine Islands. With adjacent Islands forms the same island group ( Luzon ), one of the three parts, along with the Visayas Islands and Mindanao . which are Felinine . In addition to the Luzon island group Luzon includes the Islands of Mindoro . Palawan (Luzon classification is not unambiguous, sometimes referred to the Visayas ), Busuanga . Crowns . Sibuyan . the archipelago Babuyan, etc.
From the West to the Strait bordering the South China . and the East — the Philippine sea .
Features of the island of Luzon
Relief strove Luzon complex, with a combination of mountains, intermontane and coastal plains. It is the largest mountain range of the Philippines — Cordillera . The highest point of the island (the second highest in the country) — mountain Pulog ( Pulag ), 2922 m On Luzon there are active volcanoes, including the famous volcanoes Mayon and Taal . The largest lake of the Philippines — Laguna de Bai ( Laguna de Bay ) is also located on Luzon . Continue reading
On our planet there are a lot of amazing things. Many miracles, which, of course, you can give a rational explanation. But does that mean they cease to impress us and to be, in fact, wonders? Take, for example, lakes. It would seem that may be stunning in the plot of water surrounded by land? And then it turns out that, in General, is astounding. And a lot! So, let’s start.
1. Ink lake located in Algiers, filled with poisonous ink and does not contain any life. The reason for this is the connection of water iron salts and organic substances.
2. Empty the lake, looks no different from the many similar lakes, not burdened by any species of flora and fauna. Most interesting is that scientists still can’t explain this oddity, all attempts of settlement failed miserably. Is an anomaly in Western Siberia on the territory of the Kuznetsk Alatau.
3. The asphalt lake. Just imagine the lake is. asphalt! The fact that it is located in the crater of a mud volcano on the island of Trinidad. There are also oil deposits that turn into asphalt by evaporation.
4. Many-storied lake. Its water consists of many layers: fresh, marine, brackish and saturated with hydrogen sulfide. Curiosity Continue reading
Crater lake – one of the greatest creations of the sorceress nature. Most of them were formed millennia ago from rain and glacial water in natural reservoirs, formed due to volcanic eruptions. Landscape these ponds provide fantastic, therefore, it constantly attracts numerous tourists. One of such natural attractions of our planet is a beautiful crater Lake (The Crater Lake) – that is, literally, “Crater lake”, which is located in the U.S. state of Oregon.
This reservoir has an ancient history – he appeared more than 7700 years ago, after the last eruption of the mazama volcano (Mount Mazama). Over time, they formed on the site of the eruption, the Caldera is a huge depression with almost straight vertical walls and the bottom deep was filled with water and formed lake, leaving on the surface only a few small objects of volcanic origin. One – Hex island (Wizard Island), and today dominates the clear waters of the lake. All the beauty of natural attractions just a professional photographer .
Crater lake is located at an altitude of about 2400 m above sea level and has a fairly large dimensions: 8 by 9.6 km Maximum distance from the surface to the bottom of this reservoir reaches 594 m, making it the eighth place in depth world and second in North America.
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