Lake Elton, as seen from space.
|Surface area||150 km²|
|Max. depth||0.6 m|
Salt was excavated from Elton since Ivan the Terrible times to the end of the 19th century. Before 1865 the government was the excavate and in 1865-1882 the lake was heavily used by private businesses.
There is a spa resort near the lake since 1910 and a sanatorium since 1945. Rapa (salty water) from Elton is believed to help curing diseases of different cause, for example gynecological problems.
- "Lake Elton". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2013-10-18.
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