“C” in #AtoZChallenge
Caspian Sea, a land-locked sea located between Europe and Asia. Interesting right? Yesterday we saw about a river that passed across 3 different countries. And today we are going to visit the sea that is land-locked by 5 different countries.
It is bordered on the northeast by Kazakhstan, on the southeast by Turkmenistan, on the south by Iran, on the southwest by Azerbaijan, and on the northwest by Russia.
It is the largest inland water body in the world, larger than the area of Japan. A size of 371,000 squares of kilometers.
The word Caspian is derived from Caspi, an ancient tribe that lived in the southwestern part of the sea, in Transcaucasia.
The Caspian sea is more like the lake and has no connection with any other sea. So, no water flowing out. But you will be surprised that a good amount of water is lost due to the evaporation from this water body.
Skyview of the Sea
With no outlet from this sea, the only source for this water is from the Volga river. The water levels of the Caspian Sea keep fluctuating depending upon the discharge from the Volga River. Recently more and more water from the Volga river is directed for residential and industrial purpose due to which the water level of the Caspian Sea has reduced greatly.
Caspian sea is also famous for the disputes. One of the reason for disputes between countries is because the sea is rich in hydrocarbon, which directly translates to Money, Dollar, Euro. No wonder there are disputes, agreed?
Caspian beaches are not much famous for tourists. The first reason being the logistical formalities in moving around these countries. And another major reason is about the safety of the water here due to the extensive pollution from the oil sector and other industrial waste.
Which clearly highlights the need to save this environment, isn’t it?
Let us not just pray and hope this will be corrected. But try to contribute our bit to see how it can be reclaimed. Think positive!
My theme for the April 2019 #AtoZChallenge is blogging about the rivers, mostly from India. Let me see if I can make it through all alphabets. You can find all my #AtoZChallenge posts here. Interested to know my next destination starting with letter D? Try commenting your guess, let’s see.
Are you participating too? Comment your themes here. Good luck.