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The Biggest Swamp In The World

Posted on May 12, 2010 by team


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This is the biggest swamp in the world. Its area is 20% wider than the area of Switzerland and makes up 53 thousand square kilometers. As scientists believe it sprang up 10 000 years ago and since then it is inexorably growing. It reminds motion of deserts.
On the territory of the swamp are more than 800 lakes, great number of rivers and streams begin here. And the amount of peat located in this swamp is just enormous  - about 2% of the world resource!


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This is a place absolutely empty of people, strewed with cranberries, cloudberries and bog bilberries. Animals and birds live here absolutely free, fearing nobody and nothing. The big Vasyugan swamp is a nature phenomenon that does not have any analogs in the world.

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The major function of the swamp is the atmosphere purification, that is why here it is called a giant natural filter. The moor pit absorbs toxic substances preventing carbon dioxide effect.

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22 Responses to “The Biggest Swamp In The World”

  1. Kress says:

    Tomsk rules, nah )

  2. Kress says:

    at least, in that, we go in advance of all over the world =)

  3. mull says:

    Biggest? Megalomania as always …
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantanal

  4. MarkLenders says:

    I should not wonder if in this place forgotten by God, the air was unbreathable like on Jupiter

  5. Macsen says:

    Beautiful!

  6. monkeywrench says:

    This is incorrect, the biggest swamp in the world is Finland.

  7. R says:

    Panatol in South America is ~150,000KM2…

  8. Original Kirov says:

    Looks like a close up of my bowel movements in my potty.

  9. elgatoso says:

    Panatol is Pantanal,that means swamp,It is located in Matto Grosso ,Brazil.

  10. Zondernaam says:

    Congrat. English Russia now banned in swamp.

    • monkeywrench says:

      Indeed, after all it’s even names swamp land!
      Wikiopedia seems to confirm Vasyugan as one of the largest swamps in the world. The largest swamp in the US not even being 1/30th the size.

  11. nightstranger says:

    Nice!!
    monkeywrench: The whole Finland is the big swamp ))

  12. Salmaran says:

    I agree with R. The biggest swamp in the world is localized in Brazil, South America and calls “Pantanal” area estimated at between 140,000 square kilometers (54,000 sq mi) and 195,000 square kilometers (75,000 sq mi). More information http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantanal

  13. are you kidding says:

    Looks like a lake that is drying up than a swamp .

  14. Andrew says:

    What about Everglades?
    I think you can find lots of huge swamps in the world if you’ll be looking…

  15. DenisfromTomsk says:

    qwerty

  16. DenisfromTomsk says:

    oh sorrrrry, my last comment didnt showed
    it was-
    HOME SWEET HOME

  17. WackyGypsy says:

    Are you sure this isn’t the Atchafalaya River Basin in Louisiana?

    I half expect to see some Cajun pull up in an airboat!

  18. Musa says:

    hmmm… Great Pictures! Thanks for post. :)

  19. Hesperus says:

    Well, the WORST on Earth is America’s. We call it Detroit.

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