World Top Nomination: Top 10 biggest lakes

05-05-2015

(Worldkings) - A lake is an area of water surrounded by land. Lakes on earth are variable in size, depth, water volume they can contain and their origins. Here is the list of top 10 biggest lakes in the world in term of area - all of them are natural lakes.


1. Caspian Sea
-Countries with shoreline: Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Iran
-Area: 371,000 km2 (143,000 sq mi)
-Maximum depth: 1,025 m (3,363 ft)
-Water volume: 78,200 km3 (18,800 cu mi)
Caspian sea is the largest lake in the world. To read more about Caspian Sea, please clickhere.
2. Lake Superior
-Countries with shoreline: Canada, United States
-Area: 82,414 km2 (31,820 sq mi)
-Maximum depth: 406 m (1,332 ft)
-Water volume: 12,100 km3 (2,900 cu mi)
3. Lake Victoria
-Countries with shoreline: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania
-Area: 69,485 km2 (26,828 sq mi)
-Maximum depth: 84 m (276 ft)
-Water volume: 2,750 km3 (660 cu mi)
4. Lake Huron
-Countries with shoreline: Canada, United States
-Area: 59,600 km2 (23,000 sq mi)
-Maximum depth: 229 m (751 ft)
-Water volume: 3,540 km3 (850 cu mi)
5. Lake Michigan
-Countries with shoreline: United States
-Area: 58,000 km2 (22,000 sq mi)
-Maximum depth: 281 m (922 ft)
-Water volume: 4,900 km3 (1,200 cu mi)
6. Lake Tanganyika
-Countries with shoreline: Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, D. R. Congo
-Area: 32,893 km2 (12,700 sq mi)
-Maximum depth: 1,470 m (4,820 ft)
-Water volume: 18,900 km3 (4,500 cu mi)
7. Baikal
-Countries with shoreline: Russia
-Area: 31,500 km2 (12,200 sq mi)
-Maximum depth: 1,637 m (5,371 ft)
-Water volume: 23,600 km3 (5,700 cu mi)
8. Great Bear Lake
-Countries with shoreline: Canada
-Area: 31,080 km2 (12,000 sq mi)
-Maximum depth: 446 m (1,463 ft)
-Water volume: 2,236 km3 (536 cu mi)
9. Lake Malawi
-Countries with shoreline: Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi
-Area: 30,044 km2 (11,600 sq mi)
-Maximum depth: 706 m (2,316 ft)
-Water volume: 8,400 km3 (2,000 cu mi)
10. Great Slave Lake
-Countries with shoreline: Canada
-Area: 28,930 km2 (11,170 sq mi)
-Maximum depth: 614 m (2,014 ft)
-Water volume: 2,090 km3 (500 cu mi)
World Records Union - Worldkings are still collecting more information from many sources and it is our pleasure listening to everybody's comments to have a full evaluation on the world top nomination: "Top 10 biggest lakes in the world.
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