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Lake Tengiz, Kazakhstan

50.4N 68.9E

June 13th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Lake Tengiz, Kazakhstan - June 8th, 2009

Lake Tengiz, Kazakhstan - June 8th, 2009

Lake TengizĀ  is a saline lake in north-central part of Kazakhstan. It has an area of 1,382 kmĀ², average depth of 2.5 m and maximum depth of 6.7 m. It is designated a Ramsar wetland site of international importance.

Lake Tengiz is an important wetland site for birds. In fact, 295 species of birds have been recorded there, 22 of which are endangered.

Here, the waters of the lake appear green, while the wetlands around the shore are tan in color. A series of smaller lakes and ponds extends northeast from Lake Tengiz’s northeastern shore. Above the lake, the land is used for agriculture.

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