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Salinas Grandes. Which desert has no sand?

Shkolazhizni.ru :.: Article 02.10.2019 at 21:00

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According to the scientific staff of UNESCO (international organization under the UN) on our planet, 23% of the land — typical of the desert. That's a lot, considering the fact that there is also a category of semi-desert, which can really be the typical deserts. Because the differences are very small and often they refer only to the presence of sparse vegetation. Deserts and semi-deserts exist on all continents, including Antarctica and cold, where there are areas with no ice cover — there's millions of years was not snowing. Strange but true. The paradox is that we used to think deserts are areas with a very hot climate, shifting Sands, wandering under the influence of wind dunes and the complete absence of any vegetation. It looks like almost all of the Sahara is the largest on Earth desert. But on the planet there are areas where everything looks different. The dominant white color instead of yellow. Simply put, sand as the main building material of the desert, replaced by salt. Talk about salt marshes. They are widely distributed on land. Salt marshes are left after drying of large lakes and even seas in ancient times. In fact, it turned out a kind of desert too, as the salt marshes, almost no vegetation, except in rare saline thorns. Photo: Depositphotos, the salt flats attract tourists for its views. The impression that before you a wild planet. And as an example, let us turn to the description of the salt-flats of Salinas Grandes in Argentina. It is located in the North-West of the country. Known for the fact that it is visited annually about 50 thousand tourists. Impressive the size of the salt marsh. In length it more than 250 km, a maximum width of 100 km and a Total area of about 6000 sq. km. salt Marsh is extensive and quite deep tectonic depression. In fact, it is the bottom of the long-dry salt lake between three mountain ranges. The landscape of the area can be called the salt desert. It is written in the brochures. Yes, the scientists themselves often designate the salt marsh as the desert. Although it is necessary to make a reservation. The fact that in this desert are Railways and roads. Both need Argentina for the reason that the salt-flats of Salinas Grandes gives salt, soda and potash. In addition, the transport route it took and tourists. Well, where there is a well-developed tourism, arise automatically supporting structure. Photo: Depositphotos From travel to Salinas Grandes can to bring home not only the experience, pictures and videos, but also original Souvenirs. First of all, this is a variety of salt figures made by local craftsmen. Some of the figures are painted under the national Argentine motifs. Interestingly, the guides are forbidden to leave the hotel alone. This is due to the fact that the salt marsh is easy to lose orientation. There were cases when lost people had to look for. The guide can only take development to the extraction of salt. But if we depart from them, then panic for fear of getting lost. So you can only go with a group and always with the mourners a local person who is familiar with the saline. Interestingly, salt marsh frequented by a herd of wild llamas. What are they doing — is unclear. May need to body salt. Although the water in the salt basin is very tight. The rains are only in the mountains. But flowing from these rare streams to the salt marsh do not reach, persija in the way. It is of interest that the salt production is not industrial in nature. You can get it artels. Do so. While each Association has its "hill" into which to pour salt. Sometimes "mounds" in height to five meters or more. Climbing on them is forbidden, what are warning labels. The reason is that salt can "go" and the man will be under its rubble. Photo: Depositphotos of Course, in the world there are other interesting travel desert and tourist places. But Salinas Grandes, again, as "flight" on an unknown planet. ...

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