#Largest #lakes in the #world
1.Caspian Sea #Lake, Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran. 152,239 (sq mi)
The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed inland body of #water on #Earth by area, variously classed as the world's largest lake or a full-fledged sea It is in an endothecia basin (a basin without outflows) located between Europe and Asia. It is bounded by Kazakhstan to the northeast, Russia to the northwest, Azerbaijan to the west, Iran to the south, and Turkmenistan to the southeast.
2.Lake Superior, U.S.- #Canada, 31,820 (sq mi)
Lake Superior (French: Lac Supérieur) is the largest of the Great Lakes of North America. The lake is shared by the Canadian province of Ontario to the north, the US state of Minnesota to the west, and Wisconsin and Michigan to the south. It is generally considered the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. It is the world's third-largest freshwater lake by volume and the largest by volume in North America.
3.Lake Victoria, Tanzania-Uganda, 26,828 (sq mi)
Lake Victoria (Nam Lolwe in Luo; Nalubaale in Luganda; Nyanza in Kinyarwanda and some Bantu languages) is one of the African Great Lakes. The lake was named after Queen Victoria by the explorer John Hanning Speke, the first Briton to document it. Speke accomplished this in 1858, while on an expedition with Richard Francis Burton to locate the source of the Nile River.
4.Lake Huron, U.S.- Canada, 23,010 (sq mi)
Lake Huron (French: Lac Huron) is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. Hydrological, it comprises the easterly portion of Lake Michigan–Huron, having the same surface elevation as its westerly counterpart. It is shared on the north and east by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the south and west by the state of Michigan in the United States.
5.Lake Michigan, U.S, 22, 400 (sq mi)
Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America and the only one located entirely within the United States. The other four Great Lakes are shared by the U.S. and Canada. It is the second-largest of the Great Lakes by volume and the third-largest by surface area, after Lake Superior and Lake Huron (and is slightly smaller than the U.S. state of West Virginia).
6.Lake Aral, Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan, 13,000 (sq mi)
The Aral Sea was an endothecia lying between Kazakhstan (Aktobe and Kyzylorda Regions) in the north and Uzbekistan (Karakalpakstan autonomous region) in the south. The Aral Sea drainage basin encompasses Uzbekistan and parts of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
7.Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania-Congo, 12,700 (sq mi)
Lake Tanganyika is an African Great Lake. It is the second oldest freshwater lake in the world, second largest by volume, and the second deepest, in all cases after Lake Baikal in Siberia, Iit is also the world's longest freshwater lake. The water flows into the Congo River system and ultimately into the Atlantic Ocean.
8.Lake Baikal, Russia, 12,162 (sq mi)
Lake Baikal (Russian: о́зеро Байка́л, tr. Ozero Baykal; IPA: [ˈozʲɪrə bɐjˈkɑl]; Buryat: Байгал нуур, Mongolian: Байгал нуур, Baygal nuur, etymologically meaning, in Mongolian, "the Nature Lake" is a rift lake in Russia, located in southern Siberia, between Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and the Buryat Republic to the southeast. Lake Baikal is the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world.
9.Great Bear Lake, Canada, 12,000 (sq mi)
The Great Bear Lake (Slavey: Sahtú /ˈsɑː.tuː/, French: Grand lac de l'Ours) is the largest lake entirely in Canada (Lake Superior and Lake Huron straddling the Canada-US border are larger), the fourth largest in North America, and the eighth largest in the world. The lake is in the Northwest Territories, on the Arctic Circle.
10. Lake Malawi, Malawi, Mozambique-Tanzania, 11,600 (sq mi)
Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa in Tanzania and Lago Niassa in Mozambique, is an African Great Lake and the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system, located between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania.
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