/ ˈkæspiən ˈsiː /
Množina reči Caspian Sea je Caspian Seas.
Caspian · Caspian Sea
A large saltwater lake between Iran and Russia fed by the Volga River; the largest inland body of water in the world.
World's largest inland sea, divided between Iran, Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan; area about 400,000 sq km/155,000 sq mi, with a maximum depth of 1,000 m/3,250 ft. The chief ports are Astrakhan and Baku. Drainage in the N and damming of the Volga and Ural rivers for hydroelectric power left the sea approximately 28 m/90 ft below sea level. In June 1991 opening of sluices in the dams caused the water level to rise dramatically, threatening towns and industrial areas.
An underwater ridge divides it into two halves, of which the shallow northern half is almost salt-free. There are no tides.
Damming has led to shrinkage over the last 50 years, and the growth of industry along its shores has caused pollution and damaged the Russian and Iranian caviar industries. In 1992 part of the damming scheme at Kara-Bogaz-Gol, which was built in 1980, was being demolished to try to alleviate the environmental damage it causes. Forty percent of Russia's polluted waste water flows into the sea.