A lake is an area localized in a basin surrounded by a land or river that feeds or drains it regularly. A lake is beautiful and serene, so much so that its beauty has been described in various songs, poems, cinemas and novels. Here is a list of world’s largest lakes in terms of size which are nothing but worth a visit. Here, take a look!
- Caspian sea
Caspian Sea is the largest lake in the world and third deepest in the world. It is an oceanic lake since it contains an oceanic basin.
- Lake superior
Bounded by Canada and United States, it is the largest lake of the five Great lakes in North America.
- Lake Victoria
It is the largest lake in Africa. It is bounded by Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.
- Lake Huron
It is the second largest lake of the Great lakes. Lake Huron also contains Manitoulin Island, the world’s largest lake island.
- Lake Michigan
It is also one of the five Great Lakes. It is just slightly smaller than Lake Huron. It is also the world’s largest lake entirely within one country – the United States. Chicago and Milwaukee are located on the shore of Lake Michigan
- Lake Tanganyika
It is the 6th largest in the world; it is also the second deepest lake in the world – 1,470 m (4,820 ft) and the longest lake in the world – 676 km (420 mi). Lake Tanganyika is divided among four countries – Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, and Zambia.
- Lake Baikal
This lake is entirely within Russia. It is also the deepest lake in the world and the largest volume fresh water lake in the world.
- Great Bear Lake
This is the largest lake entirely within Canada and the fourth largest in North America. Great Bear Lake is covered with ice from late November to July, at that time there is an ice crossing to Deline which lies on the shore of the lake.
- Lake Malawi
The lake is divided between Tanzania, Mozambique and Malawi. This lake is the second deepest lake in Africa and it has more fish species than any other lake on Earth.
- Great Slave Lake
This Canadian lake is also the 8th deepest lake in the world and the deepest lake in North America.