venerdì 31 agosto 2012

248 - Postcard from Hungary (thanks Zsolt)

Puszta (Hungarian pronunciation: [pustɒ]) is a grassland biome on the
Great Hungarian Plain (Alföld) around the River Tisza in the eastern part of Hungary as
well as on the western part of Hungary and in the Austrian Burgenland.
The Hungarian puszta is an enclave of the Eurasian Steppe, an isolated
outpost ofthe great "Russian steppe".
It covers a total area of ca. 50,000 (20,000 sq.mi).
The characteristic landscape is composed of treeless plains, saline steppes
and salt lakes, and includes scattered sand dunes, low, wet
forests and freshwater marshes along the floodplains of the ancient rivers.

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