In today's article, we will give you information about the 10 largest lakes in the world. Along with this, you will also know about other important facts about these lakes.
There are so many lakes in the world. Some are largest either by surface area or by volume.
In this article, we are giving you information about the 10 largest lakes in the world by surface area. The list of the 10 largest lakes in the world, includes the largest lake of the world Caspian Sea which is located across Asia and Europe to the tenth largest lake, the Greate slave lake of North America.
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What is a Lake?: "The stagnant part of the water that is surrounded by landmass on all sides is called a lake ." Lake is an area that is bigger than a pond and smaller than that of a river.
Lakes are both fresh water and salt water. The water found in the lakes is obtained mainly from rain, snow melt, or springs and rivers.
Many lakes on the earth are artificial, which have been created by humans for electricity generation, for agricultural purposes, or for their own pleasure.
Do you know? There are so many lakes in Finland that it is called the country of thousand lakes. There are 1,87,888 lakes, out of which 60,000 lakes are very large.
In the below map, you can clearly see the location of the top 10 Largest lakes in the world.
The list of the 10 largest lakes in the world by surface area is as follows -
|1.||Caspian Sea||Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Iran||Saline||371,000 km|
|2.||Lake Superior||Canada, USA||Fresh||82,100 km|
|3.||Victoria Lake||Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania||Fresh||68,870 km|
|4.||Huron Lake||Canada, USA||Fresh||59,600 km|
|6.||Tanganyika||Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo||Fresh||32,600 km|
|8.||Great Bear Lake||Canada||Fresh||31,000 km|
|9.||Malawi Lake||Malawi, Mozambique Tanzania||Fresh||29,500 km|
|10.||Great Slave Lake||Canada||Fresh||27,000 km|
In this article, we have given you the full list of the 10 largest lakes in the world which are: the Caspian Sea, Superior Lake, Victoria Lake, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Baikal, great bear lake, Lake Malawi, and Great Slave Lake. and we also added some important information about these lakes.
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