Bolshoe and Maloe Basinskoe

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Bol’shoe and Maloe Basinskoe


bitter salt lakes in Astrakhan’ Oblast, RSFSR. Located on the right bank of the Volga delta. The area of Bol’shoe Basinskoe Lake is 0.7 sq km; the area of Maloe Basinskoe Lake is 0.3 sq km. There is a layer of common salt on the bottom of the lakes.

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