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ISSYK-KUL lake lighthouses and shiping

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ISSYK-KUL lake lighthouses and shiping

Postby aukepalmhof » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:39 pm

2018 lake ISSYK-KUL .jpg
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2018 lighthouse and tug and barge at Lake-Kul.jpg
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2018 LAKE-KUlighthouses.jpg
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Kyrgyzstan issued in 2018 two stamps and a miniature sheet which shows us lighthouses around Lake Issyk-Kul with shipping on the lake.

100 kgs shows a lighthouse and on the lake a tug with a barge in tow, on the tug and barge I have not any info.

150 kgs shows the passenger ship MOSCOW viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15607&p=18040&hilit=moscow#p18040 and leading lights.

The MS shows us in the border a map of the lake with all the lighthouses around the lake.

Issyk-Kul is an endorheic lake in Northern Tian Shan mountains in Eastern Kyrgyzstan. Issyk-Kul means "warm lake" in the Kyrgyz language, although it is surrounded by snow-capped peaks - it never freezes, hence its name.
It is the 7th deepest lake in the world having an average depth of 278.4 metres (or 913 feet) and maximum depth is about 668.0 metres (or 2,192 feet).
It is the 10th largest lake in the world by volume (which is about 1,738 cubic kilometres (or 417.0 cubic miles). Its maximum length is about 178 kilometres (or 111.0 miles) and its maximum width is about 60.1 kilometres (or 37.7 miles).
Its surface area is about 6,236.0 square kilometres (or about 2,408 square miles). Its shore length is about 669.0 kilometres (or 416.0 miles)
It is also the second largest saline water lake in the world, after the Caspian Sea.
The lake is a Ramsar site of globally significant bio-diversity and forms a part of the Issyk-Kul Biosphere Reserve.
Historically, Issyk-Kul was once owned by the Qing dynasty of China before being ceded to Russia. It was a stopover on the Silk Road, a land route for travelers from the Far East to Europe.
Kyrgyzatan 2018 100 kgs sg?, scott? and MS.
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