List of hot springs

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There are hot springs on all continents and in many countries around the world. Countries that are renowned for their hot springs include, Israel, Iceland, New Zealand, Chile and Japan, but there are interesting and unique hot springs in many other places as well.

Africa

Algeria

Egypt

Rwanda

Congo

Uganda

A scholarly paper with a map of over 20 geothermal areas in Uganda.

Zambia

South Africa

Americas

Brazil

Brazil claims to be home to the world's largest hot spring resort in the city of Caldas Novas.

Canada

There are hot springs throughout Canada, particularly in the far west. Here are some prominent hot springs located in Western Canada:

Chile

View of Termas Geométricas near Coñaripe.

There are more than 275 hot springs registered in Chile.

Costa Rica

Hydrothermal baths in Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador

Ecuador

Greenland

There are numerous hot springs in Greenland:

México

Peru

Hot springs in the region of Ayacucho

United States

USA geothermal springs.

Other hot or warm springs are located in:

A list of 1661 hot springs in the United States can be found on the Thermal Springs List for the United States. The same list with added notes and links can be found on the USA Hotsprings Database.

Antarctica

Asia

China

Notes

India

Indonesia

Israel

Japan

Being located in the "Pacific Ring of Fire", Japan is in a volcanic region, and is home to many hot springs. The onsen (a Japanese word for "hot spring") plays a notable role in Japanese culture. Visiting an onsen is a quintessential Japanese experience and is a popular tourist activity.

In March 2003 it was reported that there were 3,102 spa resorts in 2,292 municipalities in Japan. There were also 15,400 lodging facilities with 6,740 public hot spring baths. About 138 million people a year visit these facilities.[2]

Famous hot springs areas in Japan

Notes

Korea

Kyrgyzstan

Malaysia

Various hot springs, all nonvolcanic. They include -

Philippines

Singapore

Taiwan

See Taiwanese hot springs.

Thailand

Turkey

Vietnam

Europe

Deildartunguhver, Iceland: the highest flow hot spring in Europe

Bulgaria

Czech Republic

Germany

Greece

Thermophylae

Hungary

Iceland

Italy

Macedonia

Norway

Romania

Serbia

Spain

Turkey

United Kingdom

There are many geothermal springs in the UK, but the hot springs found in the town of Bath [3][4][5][6] are the only true hot springs (defined as those hotter than 37 degrees C):

There are other thermal or warm springs in the U.K [5] and include;

Oceania

Australia

Hot springs can be found in all six states of Australia as well as the Northern Territory; but apparently not Australian Capital Territory.

Map of groundwater temperatures in Great Artesian Basin, Australia.

Fiji

Hot springs are in the town of Savusavu where local people use the hot springs to cook their food. Some of the springs are situated on the beach and steam can be seen rising from the water at low tide.

New Zealand

There are numerous hot springs in New Zealand, predominantly in the Taupo Volcanic Zone, and in particular around Rotorua. Well known springs outside the Taupo Volcanic Zone include The Lost Spring in Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsula, Hot Water Beach, Waiwera, and Hanmer Springs.

Hot springs parks

It is common to create parks around hot springs:

United States

See also

References

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  2. ^ A Japanese newsletter about hot springs, in English
  3. ^ Edmunds W. M. 2004.Bath thermal waters: 400 years in the history of geochemistry and hydrogeology. Geological Society, London, Special Publications; 225: 193 - 199.
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  7. ^ Environment Agency Wales.2011.The Hydrogeology and hydrochemistry of the thermal waters at Taff's Well. Environment Agency Wales internal report
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