Karakul Lake or Black Lake is located in the northeast of the country, not far from the borders with China and Kyrgyzstan. The lake was created by the impact of a small celestial body on the planet earth, after which a crater measuring 52 kilometers in diameter remained. The water in the lake is brackish, and the lake has no drainage outlet. On the west coast, there are several small settlements inhabited by Kyrgyz people. Visitors who come to this lake point out that the surrounding mountains are unusually well reflected in the water of the lake and love to take pictures of them. The area around the lake has been declared Ramsar Wetland because it is home to many bird species.