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Lakes of Asia

Lake of Asia is the lake, situated in the part of the world Asia. There are many large tectonic and residual lakes, and lakes in areas of permafrost. The biggest lake of Asia is situated on the territory of the former Soviet republics entered into the USSR.

Many lakes Asia amazing by themselves, for example lake Baikal is the largest lake in the world by volume of fresh water. All rivers in the world that would fill the lake water would have gone a whole year. Widely known and is another lake called “Dead sea” is one of the most saline lakes on earth, besides, it is located at the lowest land area on our planet. It is possible to remember and the Caspian sea is the largest lake by area on earth which is called the sea.

Lakes in Asia quite a lot, but they are unevenly distributed. The largest number of lakes located in Northern Asia on the territory of Russia in regions of permafrost. Here, numerous in the lowlands, where permafrost begins to melt, formed a huge number of lakes – today it is the largest chain of lakes in the world. Here, in some areas, the area of the lakes is equal to or even exceeds the total land area.

A lot of large lakes in arid regions of Central Asia is the Caspian and the Aral sea (which in fact are lakes), lake Balkhash and others. These lakes are residual lakes, preserved on the site of the once large bodies of water existed, at the time when the local climate was more humid. For example, in the past, the Caspian sea was connected with the Black sea. And now it is an inland lake that lies below global sea level.

Among the interesting relict lakes should be mentioned Balkhash (it consists of two parts: one is freshwater and the other salt) and lake lop Nur, which constantly changes its location and boundaries.

In Asia a lot and tectonic lakes, which fill with water tectonic depression and faults. The most famous of these lakes is lake Baikal, its depth reaches 1620 meters – the deepest lake of the earth. Lake Baikal contains 20% of fresh water on the planet (excluding glaciers). Other known tectonic lake is the Dead sea, one of the most saline lakes on earth (salinity is 260-270%). Tectonic refers to the lakes as lake Issyk-Kul, ACE, van, etc.

In the mountains of Asia can be found lakes which are fed from glaciers, some of which are quite deep. For example, the depth of lake Sarez in the Pamirs is 520 meters. In Asia and volcanic lakes.

Overall, in relation to the adverse human activity and the spread of more arid climate in recent decades, many of the largest lakes in Asia, Azov and Caspian sea, Balkhash lake and the Dead sea, etc. gradually lose their size and volume.

The largest lake of Asia:

1. Caspian sea – from 371000 to 394000 sq km.

2. The Aral sea is 51100 sq. km.

3. The Baikal lake is 31500 sq. km.

4. Balkhash – 22000 sq. km.

5. The Tonle SAP – from 2700 to 16000 sq. km.

6. Issyk-Kul is a 6280 sq. km.

7. Urmia – 5800 sq. km.

8. The kukunor (Qinghai) – 4583 sq. km.