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10 Largest Lakes in the World

If you had to name the largest lake in the world, would you be able to do it? Do you know that the largest lake in the world is actually the Caspian Sea? Most people don’t realize that because the word “sea” in the name of the lake throws them off. In fact, many people will try to argue about that with you if you tell them that the Caspian Sea is the largest lake in the world.

 

Here is some more information about that along with information about nine other huge lakes that you can find somewhere on this planet.

Caspian Sea

The Caspian Sea is over 143,000 square miles in size. This makes it the largest enclosed body of water in the world. It is a salt water lake located in the general region between Russia and Northern Iran

Lake Maracaibo

It is considerably smaller than the Caspian Sea at only 5,000 square miles but it is the largest lake in South America. It is located in Venezuela.

Lake Michigan and Lake Huron

Although most people consider these two Great Lakes of the United States to be separate lakes, they are actually a single, joined body of water. At over 45, 00 square miles combined, they make up one of the largest single lakes in the world.

Lake Superior

This is another one of the Great Lakes at the border of the United States and Canada. There is a reason that this set of lakes is called the Great Lakes – they really are massively huge. This one is over 31,000 square miles in size.

Lake Victoria

It is over 26,000 square miles in size which makes it the second largest continental lake in the World. This one is located in the area of Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.

Lake Tanganyika

It has the distinction of being the second deepest lake in the world. It is over 12,000 square miles in size and has a depth of 1900 feet. It is located in central Africa.

Lake Baikal

The lake that holds the record for being the deepest lake in the world is this one located in Russia. It is over 12,000 square feet in size and has a depth of 2500 feet.

Great Bear Lake

This is a Canadian lake located near the Arctic Circle. It is around 12,000 square miles in size which seems to be a good average size for a large lake in our world.

Great Slave Lake

Although it is not as big as other lakes in Canada, it is deeper. In fact, with a depth of over 2000 feet, it is one of the deepest lakes in the world and definitively the deepest in North America.

Lake Malawi

The reason that people are interested in this lake is not because of its size but rather because it is known for being the lake that has more different types of species of fish than any other lake on the entire planet.

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