Amazing North America

The tulip tree in Sochi is a visiting card of the Lazarevsky district and the Krasnodar Territory.

The dimensions are amazing: two hundred people will hide under the crown at the same time.

Many legends and interesting stories are associated with this unique representative of the flora, located in Golovinka.

To hear these legends and see the landmark with your own eyes, go on an excursion to the tree, and before the trip it is worth learning more about it.

What it looks like and where it grows

According to Wikipedia, a tulip (tulip) tree is a tree with the melodic name "lyrodendron lulpan" (or "lyran").

The name comes from the shape of a flower that resembles tulip buds.

Lyran flowers come in a variety of shades, from cream to light green, and exude the pleasant scent of fresh cucumber.

Under natural conditions, this tree from the magnolia family is often found in the east of the North American continent. In three states of the USA (Tennessee, Indiana and Kentucky) it is a national symbol.

The climate in most Russian regions is not very comfortable for Liriodendron.

Tulip tree in Sochi

North America is the third largest continent on our planet. It occupies 24.2 million km², which is 4.8% of the total area of ​​the planet, and is washed by three oceans. The amazing facts about North America relate to its history and geography, flora and fauna, the most memorable places. They once again confirm that this continent deserves to be interested in it.

History and geography

On October 12, 1992, mankind celebrated the 500th anniversary of the discovery of North America. When in 1492 the ship of Christopher Columbus, in search of a short route to India, docked off the coast of the mainland, he decided that he had found a new island. But the mainland got its name in honor of the Italian Amerigo Vespuchi, who first made a map of the territories discovered by Columbus.

The history of the continent began long before the visit of Columbus and even the well-known Maya Indians. The first people appeared here 24,000 years ago. Anthropologists came to this conclusion after analyzing the bones of animals found. They were found to have scratches, presumably left by stone tools, which usually appear when animals are skinned.

In the past, North America was connected to Asia by the so-called Bering Bridge. In its place is the modern strait of the same name, 96 km long and 86 km wide. An amazing fact, but the bridge itself appeared and disappeared more than once. It is believed that it was during the moments of its existence that people and animals freely moved between continents. If the water level drops by 50 m, mankind will again have the opportunity to travel on foot from Asia to America.

To the north of the mainland is the largest island in the world - Greenland. Although from a geographical point of view it belongs to North America, in reality the territory belongs to Denmark: at first it was its colony, and since 1979 it received the status of a self-governing territory within its composition. Most of Greenland is covered with glaciers. If they melted, the water level in the World Ocean would rise by 7 m. / P>

Mountain systems occupy about 36% of the area of ​​the North American continent. The largest of these are the Corleliers and the Appalachians. The highest mountain called McKinley is located in Alaska. Its height is 6194 m. / P>

In the US state of Florida there is an unusual river only 16 km long. Its source is in Lake Okeechobee and the waters flow into the Gulf of Mexico. The width of the river in some areas exceeds 80 km, while the depth reaches only 15 cm.The flow of the reservoir is almost impossible to notice, since the difference from the source to the mouth does not exceed 4.5 m. / P>

In the east of Canada, there is a unique waterfall in which the water changes its direction a couple of times a day. This is due to the fact that it formed on the St. John River, which flows to the Bay of Fundy through a narrow canyon. The bay has some of the highest tides on Earth (up to 18m). falls out of it. When water moves down the river at high tide, a waterfall forms in the gorge, in which the water falls in the opposite direction.

The largest North American waterfall, Niagara, is located on the Niagara River. Translated from the Indian, its name means "rumbling water". Water flows fall from a height of 51 m (comparable to a 10-storey building) over a distance of 1 km, and their noise is heard at a distance of up to 25 km. The waterfall itself is located on the border of the USA and Canada, but the most picturesque view opens precisely from the Canadian side.

States and population

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