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 Chile, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand and United States, but there are interesting and unique hot springs in many other places as well.

Africa[edit]

Algeria[edit]

Egypt[edit]

Rwanda[edit]

D.R. Congo[edit]

There lies a hot spring in the city of Uvira.

Uganda[edit]

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

Zambia[edit]

South Africa[edit]

Swaziland[edit]

There are several hot spring pools (undeveloped and developed) in the Ezulwini Valley.

America[edit]

Brazil[edit]

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

Canada[edit]

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

Alberta[edit]

British Columbia[edit]

Yukon[edit]

Chile[edit]

View of Termas Geométricas near Coñaripe.

There are more than 275 hot springs registered in Chile.

Costa Rica[edit]

Ecuador[edit]

Hydrothermal baths in Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador.

Greenland[edit]

There are numerous hot springs in Greenland:

Guatemala[edit]

México[edit]

Peru[edit]

Hot Springs in the region of Ayacucho.

United States[edit]

USA geothermal springs.

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[edit]

Asia[edit]

China[edit]

India[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

Israel and Golan Heights[edit]

Hamat Gader during the day.

Japan[edit]

Main article: Onsen

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.

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.[3]

Noted hot springs areas in Japan

Korea[edit]

Kyrgyzstan[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Various hot springs, all nonvolcanic. They include -

Philippines[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Taiwan[edit]

See Taiwanese hot springs.

Thailand[edit]

Turkey[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

Europe[edit]

Deildartunguhver, Iceland: the highest flow hot spring in Europe

Bulgaria[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Germany[edit]

Greece[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Iceland[edit]

Italy[edit]

Macedonia[edit]

Norway[edit]

Romania[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

123 hot springs with temperature above 25 degrees C (77 degrees F).[6]

Many of the hot springs in Slovakia are currative or healthing springs.

Spain[edit]

Turkey[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

There are many geothermal springs in the UK, but the hot springs found in the town of Bath[20][21][22][23] 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[22] and include;

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

It is common to create parks around hot springs:

United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.jagran.com/jharkhand/ramgarh-9990893.html
  2. ^ http://www.journalcra.com/sites/default/files/952.pdf
  3. ^ A Japanese newsletter about hot springs, in English
  4. ^ City of Vranje, Vranjska Banja - 'in Serbian'
  5. ^ POSSIBILITIES FOR RATIONAL USE OF GEOTHERMAL ENERGY IN SERBIA - 'in Serbian - subscription for the english version'
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  13. ^ Spa Piešťany
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  15. ^ Sklené Teplice in sk.wikipedia - 'in Slovak'
  16. ^ Spa Sliač - Treatment
  17. ^ Spa Trenčianske Teplice, Treatment
  18. ^ Spa Turčianske Teplice, History
  19. ^ Curative Springs in Spa Vyšné Ružbachy - 'in Slovak'
  20. ^ Edmunds W. M. 2004.Bath thermal waters: 400 years in the history of geochemistry and hydrogeology. Geological Society, London, Special Publications; 225: 193 - 199.
  21. ^ a b Burgess, W.G., Edmunds, W.M., Andrews, J.N., Kay, R.L.F and Lee, D. J. 1980. The hydrogeology and hydrochemistry of the thermal water in the Bath-Bristol Basin. Institute of Geological Sciences"
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  24. ^ 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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