This - the largest swamp in the world. The area of this bog is 20% larger than that of Switzerland, is 53 thousand square kilometers. According to scientists, it emerged another 10 000 years ago, and since then constantly increasing its area, taking more and more of the surrounding land. Reminds movement deserts.
On the territory of the swamp there are more than 800 lakes, from here originate countless rivers and streams. A number of peat in its depths a tremendous - it contains approximately 2% of total world reserves.
This is a completely uninhabited area, studded with cranberries, cloudberries and blueberries. Reflected in the mirrored surface of the shallow water is perfectly safe to live a lot of animals and birds. Great Vasyugan swamp is a natural phenomenon, which has no analogues in the world.
It is also worth to note the most important function of the marshes - the purification of the atmosphere, for what it called a giant natural filter. Peat bog absorbs toxic substances carbon binds and thus prevents the greenhouse effect saturates the air with oxygen.