What is Caspian Sea?

  • (noun): A large saltwater lake between Iran and Russia fed by the Volga River; the largest inland body of water in the world.
    Synonyms: Caspian

Caspian Sea

The Caspian Sea (Azerbaijani: Xəzər dənizi, Persian: دریای خزر Daryā-i Xazar, دریای کاسپین Daryā-i Kāspyan or دریای مازندران Daryā-i Māzandarān‎, Russian: Каспийское море, Kazakh: Каспий теңізі, Turkmen: Hazar deňizi) is the largest enclosed inland body of water on Earth by area, variously classed as the world's largest lake or a full-fledged sea. The sea has a surface area of 371,000 km2 (143,200 sq mi) (not including Garabogazköl Aylagy) and a volume of 78,200 km3 (18,800 cu mi). It is in an endorheic basin (it has no outflows) and is bounded to the northwest by Russia, to the west by Azerbaijan, to the south by Iran, to the southeast by Turkmenistan, and to the northeast by Kazakhstan.

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Louise Firouz - Rediscovery of The Caspian Horse - 1965
... hearing of small horse-like ponies in the Elburz mountains near the Caspian Sea, she chose to investigate the rumors ... to the mountainous regions south of the Caspian Sea ... Louise Firouz horse breeder who discovered the Caspian horse Breeder who helped to preserve the rare Caspian horse of the Elburz Mountains as a mount for children In looking for ...
Russian Empire - Infrastructure - Seaports
... are in thousands of tonns) Port Tonnage Position Riga 1528 Baltic Sea Kerch 33 Black Sea Arkhangelsk 549 White Sea Feodosia 175 Black Sea Onega 98 White Sea Mariupol 266 Black Sea Evpatoria 66 Black Sea ...
Manych Ship Canal - Environmental Concerns
... Water level of the Caspian Sea has varied within 4 m over a period of 30 years ... Water levels in the Caspian Sea down to true altitude of -29 m reduce the depth of the lower Volga and restrict ship movement in this part of the Volga-Don Waterway ... A shipping lock in the Manych Ship Canal near the Caspian Sea could be designed to control this water level fluctuation ...
Caspian Sea - Transport - Canals
... and stabilizing the water level in the Caspian, which was thought to be falling dangerously fast at the time ... President Nursultan Nazarbaev proposed a 700 km link between the Caspian and Black seas ... the canal would traverse Russian territory, it would benefit Kazakhstan through its Caspian Sea ports ...
Azerbaijan–Kazakhstan Relations - Political Relations
... of Aliyev the Azeri-Kazakh relations mostly covered the legal status of the Caspian Sea and the fields of agriculture and energy ... particularly on the transportation of the Caspian oil and gas to the world markets ... in bilateral cooperation is co-ordination of legal status of the Caspian Sea ...

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