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Masazirgol

Masazirgol
Location Qaradağ raion, Azerbaijan
Type Endorheic lake
Basin countries Azerbaijan
Surface area 10 km2 (3.9 sq mi)

Masazirgol (Azerbaijani: Masazır gölü), or Masazir Lake is a salty lake of in Qaradag raion, near Baku, Azerbaijan.

The overall area of the lake is 10 km2.[1] Large volumes of chloride and sulphate are concentrated in ion composition of the water.[2] A new salt making plant was built in 2010 for production of 2 Azeri brands of salt. The estimated amount of recoverable salt is 1,735 million tons. It is available in liquid (water) and clay forms.

References

  1. ^ Prezident İlham Əliyev Azərbaycan Duz İstehsalat Birliyinin Masazır gölü ətrafındakı duz zavodunun açılışında iştirak edib Trend News; 21 July 2010
  2. ^ Ministry of Ecology of Azerbaijan

External links

  • Masazirgol satellite image from Wikimapia


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