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What is the location of Lake Baikal ?

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South of the Russian region of Siberia
East of the Russian region of Siberia
West of the Russian region of Siberia
North of the Russian region of Siberia


Located in the south of the Russian region of Siberia, between the Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and the Buryat Republic to the southeast.

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What is the area of Lake Baikal ?

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21720 km square
28720 km square
31720 km square
37720 km square


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Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world today. What is the average depth of Lake Baikal ?

733.3 m
722.2 m
755.5 m
744.4 m


The Average depth - 744.4 m (2,442 ft), Max. depth - 1,642 m (5,387 ft) of Lake Baikal.

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Lake Baikal is the most voluminous _________ lake in the world.

Hot water
Cold water
Fresh water
Dirty water


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Lake Baikal containing roughly ________ of the world''s unfrozen surface fresh water.

0.1
0.2
0.35
0.5


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In which year Lake Baikal was declared a World Heritage Site ?

1990
1999
1996
1994


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Lake Baikal was known as the "North Sea" in historical _______ texts.

Canadian
German
American
Chinese


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Lake Baikal is one of the and cleanest water bodies as you can see __________ into the lake on a clear day!

Forty meters
Sixty meters
Eighty meters
One Hundred meters


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In 1895, which country company "VG Armstrong & Co" were contracted to build an icebreaker to ferry railway carriages across Lake Baikal.

American
French
British
Russian


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The first ever scientific expedition to Lake Baikal took place between

1623 and 1634
1673 and 1694
1703 and 1714
1723 and 1724


It was sponsored by Peter the Great, and led by German scientist Daniel Gottlieb Messerschmidt. Some of the first maps of Baikal were created by members of this expedition.

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