Major Lakes of the World

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Major Lakes around the World
Major Lakes around the World

List of major lakes of the World

Sl.No Lake Type Country / Countries with Shoreline
1. Caspian Sea Saline Kazakhstan
Russia
Turkmenistan
Azerbaijan
Iran
2. Aral Sea Freshwater Afghanistan
Iran
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Russia
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
3. Dead Sea Saline Jordan
Israel
4. Lake Superior Freshwater Canada
United States
5. Lake Victoria Freshwater Uganda
Kenya
Tanzania
6. Huron Freshwater Canada
United States
7. Michigan Freshwater United States
8. Titicaca Freshwater Bolivia
Peru
9. Baikal Freshwater Russia
10. Poyang Freshwater China
11. Great Bear Lake Freshwater Canada
12. Erie Freshwater Canada
United States
13. Ontario Freshwater Canada
United States
14. Ladoga Freshwater Russia
15. Vostok Freshwater Antarctica
16. Lake Chad Freshwater Chad
Cameroon
Niger
Nigeria
17. Lake Malawi Freshwater Malawai
Mozambique
Tanzania
18. Tanganyika Freshwater Burundi
Tanzania
Zambia
D.R.Congo

Major Lakes of the World

Top 5 Lakes of the World by Volume

Sl. No Lake Type Country / Countries with Shoreline
1. Caspian Sea Saline Kazakhstan
Russia
Turkmenistan
Azerbaijan
Iran
2. Baikal Lake Freshwater Russia
3. Tanganyika Freshwater Burundi
Tanzania
Zambia
D.R.Congo
4. Superior Freshwater Canada
5. Malawi Freshwater Malawi
Mozambique
Tanzania

 

Top 5 Lakes of the World by Depth

Sl. No Lake Type Country / Countries with Shoreline
1. Baikal Lake Freshwater Russia
2. Tanganyika Freshwater Burundi
Tanzania
Zambia
D.R.Congo
3. Caspian Sea Saline Kazakhstan
Russia
Turkmenistan
Azerbaijan
Iran
4. Vostok Freshwater Antarctica
5. San Martín Freshwater Chile
Argentina

 

Top 5 Lakes of the World by Surface Area

Sl. No Lake Type Country / Countries with Shoreline
1. Caspian Sea Saline Kazakhstan
Russia
Turkmenistan
Azerbaijan
Iran
2. Lake Superior Freshwater Canada
USA
3. Lake Victoria Freshwater Uganda
Kenya
Tanzania
4. Huron Freshwater Canada
USA
5. Michigan Freshwater USA

 

Top 5 Countries with the number of lakes

Sl. No Country Number of Lakes
1. Canada 879,800
2. Russia 201,200
3. USA 102, 500
4. China 23,800
5. Sweden 22,600

 

Details about the Major Lakes of the World


Lake Baikal

• Lake Baikal is a rift lake located in Siberia, Russia.
• It is situated in southern Siberia.
• World’s largest freshwater lake by volume.
• It contain 22 to 23% of the world’s fresh surface water.
• It is the World’s deepest lake.
• Lake Baikal has a maximum depth of 1,642 m (5,387 ft).

Lake Baikal Map
Baikal Lake

Dead Sea

• The lake’s surface is 430.5 metres (1,412 ft) below sea level.
• Bordered by Jordan and Israel.
• Its main tributary is the Jordan River.
• Basin countries – Israel, Jordan, and Palestine.
• Deepest hypersaline lake in the world.
• Salinity of 342 g/kg, or 34.2% .

Dead Sea Map
Dead Sea

Lake Titicaca

• Located on the border of Bolivia and Peru.
• “highest navigable lake” in the world.
• It is the largest lake in South America (By volume of water and surface area)
• The lake fed by 5 major river.
• These are Ramis, Coata, Ilave, Huancané, and Suchez.

Lake Titicaca location
Lake Titicaca Location

Caspian Sea

• World’s largest inland body of water.
• It lies between Europe and Asia.
• It is bounded by Kazakhstan, Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkmenistan .
• Its main freshwater tributaries is river Volga.
• River Volga is the Europe’s longest river.

Caspian Sea ,Countries with Shoreline
Caspian Sea border Countries

 

Lake Tanganyika

• Lake Tanganyika is an African Great Lake.
• It is the world’s longest freshwater lake.
• It is the second-oldest freshwater lake in the world.
• It is the second-largest lake by volume.
• Also, It is the second-deepest lake after Lake Baikal.
• The lake is bordered by -Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi, and Zambia.
• It drains into the Congo River system.

Border countries of Lake Tanganyika
Lake Tanganyika Location

Lake Victoria

• Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes.
• African Great Lakes consists of 3 lakes namely ..
1. Lake Victoria
2. Lake Tanganyika
3. Lake Malawi

• Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area.
• It is the world’s largest tropical lake.
• Also, It is the world’s second-largest fresh water lake by surface area after Lake Superior in North America.
• The lake is bordered by- Kenya , Uganda and Tanzania.

Lake Victoria , Border countries
Lake Victoria

Lake Superior

• Lake Superior is the largest lake of the Great Lakes of North America.
• It is the world’s largest freshwater lake by surface area.
• and the third-largest lake by volume.
• It is shared by Canada and United States of America.
• It drains into Lake Huron via St. Mary’s River.

• Great Lakes of North America consists of 5 lakes , They are lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario.

Great Lakes of USA
Great Lakes of North America

Frequently Asked questions about the major lakes of the World or Facts about the major lakes of the World

♦ The deepest lake in the world ?
• Lake Baikal [1,642 m (5,387 ft)]

♦ World’s largest lake by water volume ?
• Lake Baikal [23,615.39 km3 (5,670 cu mi)]

♦ World’s second longest lake?
• Lake Baikal

♦ World’s oldest lake?
• Lake Baikal

♦ Shape of Lake Baikal?
• Crescent shape

♦ The longest freshwater Lake in the world?
• Lake Tanganyika

♦ Second deepest lake in the world, after lake Baikal ?
• Lake Tanganyika

♦ The second-largest lake by water volume, after lake Baikal ?
• Lake Tanganyika

♦ The world’s highest commercially navigable lake ?
• Lake Titicaca

♦ Largest lake in South America ?
• Lake Titicaca

♦ The world’s lowest lake ?
• Dead Sea

♦ Lake with highest salt concentration.?
• Dead Sea

♦ The world’s largest lake by surface area?
• Lake Superior

♦ Africa’s largest lake by area?
• Lake Victoria

♦ The world’s largest tropical lake ?
• Lake Victoria

♦ The world’s second-largest fresh water lake by surface area?
• Lake Victoria

♦ Largest freshwater lake of China?
• Poyang Lake

♦ Which country is known as the land of thousand lake?

• Finland.

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