Slanic City became known primarly due to the exploatation of salt Begginings are related to Mihai Cantacuzino , who discovered a salt deposit in Slanic Prahova . His desire was to open a mine . He bought in 1685 - 1694 the Slanic estate and in 1688 took place the first salt exploatation in Valea Verde (Green Valley) .
In 1713 Cantacuzino donates the entire Slanic estate , and all the mines toMonastery Costea in Bucharest
From the seventeenth-century salt exploatation was made in Baia Baciului , Baia Verde and Dorobantesti , whereof there are no more informations
The salt of Margherita di Savoia
The spice of life, the salt flats of Margherita di Savoia
National Park of Gargano in Puglia protecting all the most precious resources in the region, while the national park of 'Alta Murgia, other districts, Puglia offers about 50 small areas divided into natural reserves, oasis, natural areas along the gulf coast type or inside. Let's examine some areas in the province of Foggia in the south-eastern limits of the table, and the province of Bari, in the Murge dei Trulli.
A very special cologne
Barletta is near the Natural Reserve of Saline Margaret of Savoy, who represents one of the most interesting environmentally, although partly modified by humans. And 'one of the largest Italian active salt, about 4,000 hectares wide, composed of a series of ponds in which sea water is evaporated in the summer sun and wind and deposited large amounts of sodium chloride.
In this territory was once Salpi Lake, near the swamp Siponto that develops between Manfredonia and the mouth of the river Ofanto with reclaimed swamp in the middle of last century. The salt, however, were already in the eighteenth century and after successive enlargements, the rehabilitation of the mid twentieth century has brought the current appearance.
Today the Margherita di Savoia Saltworks are a nature reserve recognized as a wetland of international importance.
The flora is capable of supporting life despite the high salt concentration, includes plants capable of expelling the excess salt, such as Salicornia, the Salsola, lemon, olione the artrocnemo.
The fauna includes particular animals: the ninth, a small fish and crustacean Artemia salina, many aquatic birds such as flamingos, egrets, herons, wild ducks, knight of Italy and many other birds. Among the marine species found the gull and pink coral, the oystercatcher, sea partridge, the common tern, little tern and so on., Together with marsh species.
On the banks is instead a Mediterranean flora but no shrubs and birds such as hats, goldfinches, Stonechat and Whinchat
Mara, Simona, Frederico, Matteo, Giorgio
Lake Tuz (Turkish: Tuz Gölü meaning Salt Lake) is the third largest lake in Turkey and is located in the Central Anatolia Region, 105 km (65 mi) northeast of Konya and 150 km (93 mi) south-southeast of Ankara.
For most of the year, this very shallow (1-2 m, 3-7 ft) and saline lake has an area of 1,600 km2 (620 sq mi). It is normally 80 km (50 mi) long and 50 km (31 mi) wide at an elevation of 905 m (2,969 ft) above sea level. Its area is shared by the provinces of Ankara, Konya and Aksaray.
The lake, occupying a tectonic depression in the central plateau of Turkey, is fed by two major streams, groundwater, and surface water, but has no outlet. Brackish marshes have formed where channels and streams enter the lake. It is extremely saline and during the summer, most of the water in the lake dries up and exposes an average of 30 cm thick salt layer. During winter part of the salt is re-dissolved in the fresh water that is introduced to the lake by precipitation and surface runoff. This mechanism is used as a basis for the process of the salt mines in the lake. The three mines operating in the lake produce of the order of 70% of the salt consumed in Turkey. The salt mining generates industrial activity in the region, mainly related to salt processing and refining. Arable fields surround the lake, except in the south and southwest where extensive seasonally flooded salt-steppe occurs.
In 2001, Lake Tuz was declared a specially protected area, including all of the lake surface and surrounding waterbeds and some of the important neighboring steppe areas. The main Turkish breeding colony of Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) is present on a group of islands in the southern part of the lake. Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) is the second largest breeder here. Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni) is a common breeder in surrounding villages.
Lake Tuz looks similar to the profile of a turkey (or similar bird) and is a macroscopically visible geographical feature near the center of Turkey.