Top 10 Largest Lakes in the World

Top 10 Largest Lakes in the World

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Lakes are larger and deeper than ponds and usually most of them are fed and drained by rivers and streams. It is estimated that there are round about 2 million lakes in the world some are really great lakes like “Caspian sea” it is the largest lake in the world covering area of 143,000 sq mi, it contains an oceanic basin rather than being entirely over continental crust. The second largest lake in the world is “Superior” which has its shoreline with Canada and USA, its area is estimated as 31,820 sq mi. Third largest lake is “Victoria” it has its shoreline with Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, it is a great lake covering area of approximately 26,828 sq mi.

There are different types of lakes in different regions of world like Tectonic, Landslide and ice-dam, Salt, Oxbow, Crater, and Glacial lakes. For the sake of increasing knowledge of people we have made a list of top ten largest lakes in the world.

 

 

 

 

Rank

 Lake

 Area

 Maximum Depth

 Shoreline with Countries

1.

 Caspian Sea

 143,000 sq mi

 1,025 m

  Kazakhstan,

Russia,

Turkmenistan,

Azerbaijan,

Iran.

2.

 Superior

 31,820 sq mi

 406.3 m

 Canada,

United States.

3.

 Victoria

 26,828 sq mi

 84 m

  Uganda,

Kenya,

Tanzania.

4.

 Huron

 23,000 sq mi

 229 m

 Canada,

United States.

5.

 Michigan

 22,000 sq mi

 281 m

  United States.

6.

 Tanganyika

 12,700 sq mi

 1,470 m

 Burundi,

Tanzania,

Zambia,

Democratic Republic of the Congo.

7.

 Baikal

 12,200 sq mi

 1,637 m

 Russia.

8.

 Great Bear

 12,000 sq mi

 446 m

 Canada

9.

 Malawi

 11,600 sq mi

 706 m

 Malawi,

Mozambique,

Tanzania.

10.

 Great Slave

 11,170 sq mi

 614 m

 Canada

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