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Piles of Salt Salar de Uyuni Bolivia Luca Galuzzi 2006
 

 

 

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English: Salt mounds in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. (Photo: Luca Galuzzi - http://www.galuzzi.it)
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English: Salt mounds in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. The Salar de Uyuni is the world's largest (12 000 km²) and highest (3 700 m) salt flat, ca. 25 times as large as the Bonneville Salt Flats. It's the remnant of a prehistoric lake surrounded by mountains without drainage outlets. Salt is harvested in the traditional method: the salt is scraped into small mounds for water evaporation and easier transportation, dried over fire, and finally enriched with iodine.
Français : Récolte du sel dans le Salar de Uyuni, en Bolivie. Le Salar de Uyuni (3 700 m) couvre une surface de 12 000 km² soit la taille de l'Ile de France, ce qui en fait le désert de sel le plus grand et le plus élevé du monde. Ce desert résulte de l'assèchement d'un lac préhistorique entouré de montagnes et privé d'émissaire. La récolte du sel se fait de façon traditionelle: le sel récolté est façonné en monticules, ce qui favorise l'évaporation de l'eau qu'il contient, et facilite son transport. Le sel est ensuite séché au feu, et enfin enrichi en iode.
Italiano: Raccolta del sale nel Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. Il Salar de Uyuni è il più grande (12.000 km²) e più in alto (3.700 m) deserto di sale del mondo, con una superficie più estesa dell'Abruzzo. Deriva dal prosciugamento di un lago salato preistorico circondato dalle montagne e senza drenaggio. Il sale viene raccolto in modo tradizionale, accumulato in piccole montagnette in modo che l'acqua evapori poi viene asciugato sul fuoco e arricchito con iodio.
Deutsch: Salzhügel im Salar de Uyuni in Bolivien. Der Salar de Uyuni ist der größte (12.000 km²) und höchste (3700m) Salzsee der Welt, ungefähr 25 mal so groß wie die Bonneville Salt Flats. Er ist entstanden aus einem durch Berge eingeschlossenen prähistorischen See ohne Abfluß. Salz wird in der traditionellen Methode gewonnen: Das Salz wird zu kleinen Hügeln zusammengerecht zur Wasserevaporation und zum leichteren Transport, danach wird es über Feuer getrocknet und mit Jod angereichert.
Español: Pilas de sal en el Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia), la mayor salina del mundo. Es el remanente de un lago prehistórico rodeado por montañas sin salidas de drenaje. La sal se cosecha con el método tradicional: se amontona enpequeñas pilas para que se evapore el agua y para transportarla fácilmente, secada al fuego, y enriquecida finalmente con yodo.
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Türkçe: Bolivya'da bulunan ve Dünya'n?n en büyük tuz göllerinden biri olan Salar de Uyuni'deki tuz tepecikleri.
Date 2006-04-14
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