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Baikal

WATER AREA: 31 500 sq km Lake Baikal
DEPTH: 1,6 km (1 mile)
VOLUME: 23,000 cubic meters
AGE: 25,000,000 years
CLIMATE: Lake Baikal (Ozero Baykal), occupies a rift valley and is the worlds deepest lake. It is fed by over 300 rivers and drained by just one, the Angara. The shores of Lake Baikal are mixture of forest and grassy steppes seen here. The lake freezes to the depth of 33 ft (10 m) in winter. Baikal lake influences on climate and makes it softer. Huge water mass of Baikal like a battery, which accumulates large quantity of heat and it warms itself up to 200 250 meters deep in summer period. That is why Baikal winter is softer, and summer cooler, than its on the other part of Siberia. The average temperature in January is 6 F, in July 64F.


PLACES OF INTERESTS:

Svyato-Nikolskaya Church, Observatory, Baikal Ecology Museum, SibExpoCentre Exhibition Complex, Angara Ice-Breaker Museum, Arts Museum, Drama Theatre, Historical Museum, Desembrist Museum, Philharmonic Hall, Krestovozdvizhenskaya Church, Music Theatre etc

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