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He swampy site or that is covered with silt receives the name of swamp . The swampy refers to the abundance of puddles and mud, while the silt is the mud of soft consistency that can be found in the bed of lagoons and rivers or in places with a high level of humidity.

The concept of bog, therefore, may refer to a swamp . In this case the swamp is a body of stagnant water that is formed by a depression of little depth in the ground. In the water grow plants that can develop a dense layer.

These marshes may have salt water or fresh water. Considering the swamp as a ecosystem , it can be said that it constitutes the habitat of insects, amphibians, small mammals and seabirds.

Sometimes the idea of ​​bog is oriented to a wetland : a land that has shallow ground or surface water. These land They are usually flat and can be constantly flooded or intermittently.

Several places, in different parts of the world , they are called Swamp . In Colombia , for example, Swamp is the name of a municipality in the department of Boyacá (with almost 5000 inhabitants) and another municipality in the department of Cupcake (where more than 100,000 people live).

In the same department in northern Colombia there is a albufera known by the name of The Great Swamp of Santa Marta . It is the largest lagoon complex in the country and one of the most relevant for the development of life on Earth. Its approximate surface rubs the 280 square kilometers, and consists of a plain with a series of lagoons that are connected between them by means of pipes.

One of its plains located in the western direction has part of its surface intermingled with the overflow of the Magdalena River and to the southeast it merges with the Fundación, Aracataca and Tucurinca rivers. In recent times, there have been many attempts to dry some of their portions to use them illegally for clear profit.

However, there is an absolutely legal activity that attracts thousands of people: bathrooms hot springs . It is no news that these treatments naturally help rejuvenate our skin, and in this area of ​​Colombia the properties of water are especially beneficial.

The area for thermal baths is within walking distance of the Santa Marta district, and the multitudes of people from all over the world who visit it every year ensure that the sediment There, it offers exceptional results, whether they seek to exfoliate the skin, relax the muscles to get rid of the tensions of modern life or improve the tonicity of the body.

There are those who say that mud baths are a gift that the planet has given us, since their healing and relaxing properties are considerable, and we need only go deep into the water to enjoy them. The tourist guides of Ciénaga do not hesitate to announce the possibility of this activity to their clients, knowing that it usually has a very high level of acceptance, especially because it is not something common in the city. Without a doubt, the waters Sulfur of this municipality have an unparalleled effect, which perfectly complements the excursions.

In Argentina , on the other hand, there are the localities of The swamp (Province from Jump ), Paicone swamp (province of Jujuy ) and Marsh of the Choir (province of Cordova ).

"The swamp" finally it is the Title of a film directed and written by Argentina Lucrecia Martel that premiered in 2001 and was awarded in several international festivals.

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