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Around Baikal
map of Baikal

Baikal - one of the most ancient lakes of the world. Perhaps, it is the arising ocean as there are already 25 million years. And its coast disperse from each other just as continents disperse. Baikal is recognized as one of Seven Miracles of Russia.

Length - 636 km
Width - 42-80 km
Depth - 1642 meters - the deepest lake in the world
The area - 31 722 km ²
The volume of water - 23 615.39 cu km - about 19% of world reserves of lake fresh water
Age - 25 million years
It is included in the list of objects of the World heritage of UNESCO