دریاچه ارومیه,Salt Lake Urmia

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Lake Urmia (Persian: دریاچه ارومیه‎, Daryache-ye Orumiye, Azerbaijani: Urmu gölü اورمو گؤلو, Kurdish, Zarivar-i Wermy, Armenian: Ուրմիա Լիճ, "Urmia Lij"; ancient name: Lake Matiene)[1][2] is a salt lake in northwestern Iran near Iran's border with Turkey. The lake is between the Iranian provinces of East Azerbaijan and West Azerbaijan, west of the southern portion of the similarly shaped Caspian Sea. It is the largest lake in the Middle East,[3] and the third largest saltwater lake on earth, with a surface area of approximately 5,200 km² (2,000 mile²), 140 km (87 mi) length, 55 km (34 mi) width, and 16 m (52 ft) depth.It is protected as a national park by the Iranian Department of Environment.
The main cations in the lake water include Na+, K+, Ca2+, Li+ and Mg2+, while Cl–, SO42–, HCO3– are the main anions. The Na+ and Cl– concentration is roughly four times the concentration of natural seawater. Sodium ions are at slightly higher concentration in the south compared to the north of the lake, which could result from the shallower depth in the south, and a higher net evaporation rate. The lake is divided into north and south, separated by a causeway in which a 1,500 m gap provides little exchange of water between the two parts. Due to drought and increased demands for agricultural water in the lake's basin, the salinity of the lake has risen to more than 300 g/litre during recent years, and large areas of the lake bed have been desiccated.

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Comments (72)

Kaleb Larsen on October 20, 2013
                                   - thx like -
dana ciszewska on November 4, 2013

Amazing view.L.Greetings.Dana

C haydeé on November 18, 2013

Hermoso paisaje . Muy linda composición. LIKE

Un amable saludo desde Argentina, Chaydeé.

♥ Kama ♥ on December 9, 2013

• Outstanding landscape, I Like a lot this gorgeous upshot of you.


• by ♥ Kama ♥ - My viewer


Jan Sognnes on December 20, 2013

Wonderful view from the lake!

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Greetings, Jan

REmiasz on December 24, 2013

Beautiful coastal view L-K. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2014 greetings Remek.

Kaleb Larsen on December 24, 2013
                    merry chrisetmas/winter solstice.! - thx fav like -
▓ ☻ galloelprimo ☻ ▓ on December 27, 2013

Muy bello sitio, gran encuadre, me gusta!! like 70 + + favorite 21

Красивое фото! F+L, Fen

majasa on March 25, 2014

LIKE 72/23 FAV for this very beautiful picture!

Friendly greetings from Poland, majasa

Amir Karimi on April 17, 2014

Beautiful place and shot. Like...

photo Kazia on July 21, 2014

Pięknie tam w tym słoncu, nad tym slonym jeziorem, cudny blekit nieba i horyzontu. Lk :)

Greets, Kazia

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  • Uploaded on September 21, 2013
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    by NilouAghdam
    • Camera: Samsung Techwin VLUU L200 / Samsung L200
    • Taken on 2008/04/16 03:25:53
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 6.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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