Lakes

The 10 Largest Lakes

1 Caspian Sea

The Caspian Sea has an area of 394,299 square kilometers (152, 239 square miles) and a depth of 946 meters (3,104 feet). It spreads across five countries: Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan and Iran.

2 Lake Superior

Lake Superior is located in the Northern US and Southern Canada. It is the largest body of freshwater in the world with an area of 82,414 square kilometers (31,820 square miles). Lake Superior is 616 kilometers long (383 miles) and 406 meters deep (1,333 feet).

3 Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and is located on the border of Tanzania and Uganda. It has an area of 69.465 square kilometers (26,828 miles), is 322 kilometers long (200 miles) and 82 m deep (270 feet).

4 Lake Huron

Lake Huron is one of the five Great Lakes and is located in the Northern US and Southern Canada. It is 397 kilometers long (247 miles) and 229 meters deep (750 feet). Huron has an area of 59,596 square kilometers (23,010 square miles).

5 Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is the third largest Great Lake in terms of area at 58,016 square kilometers (22,400 square miles). It is located in the Northern US, has a length of 517 kilometers (321 miles) and a depth of 281 meters (923 feet).

6 Aral Sea

The Aral Sea is located in Asia on the border of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, and has a depth of 68 meters (223 feet). It is 428 kilometers long (266 miles), and has an area of 33,800 square kilometers (13,000 square miles).

7 Lake Tanganyika

Known for it’s abundance of wildlife, Lake Tanganyika is Africa’s second largest lake at 32,893 square kilometers (12,700 square miles). The lake is 676 kilometers long (420 miles) and 1,435 meters deep (4,708 feet).

8 Lake Baikal

The deepest lake in the world is Lake Baikal in Russia at 1,741 meters deep (5,712 feet). Baikal is 636 kilometers in length (395 miles) and has an area of 31,500 square kilometers (12,162 miles).

9 Great Bear Lake

The largest lake in Canada is Great Bear Lake at 31,080 square kilometers (12,000 square miles). It is 373 kilometers long (232 miles) and 82 meters deep (270 feet).

10 Lake Nyasa

Lake Nyasa, also known as Lake Malawi, is Africa’s third largest lake and touches Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. Nyasa is 579 kilometers long (360 miles) and has a depth of 706 meters (2,316 feet). The lake has an area of 30,044 square kilometers (11,600 square miles).