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World's Twenty Largest Lakes
by Vaughn Aubuchon

The following list summarizes the Earth's TOP TWENTY BIGGEST Lakes, listed in order of surface area.

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The Twenty Biggest Lakes on Earth

Rank

Lakes, Ten Largest

Area in
Square Miles
Depth In Feet

1

Caspian Sea (Kazakhstan)

143,244

3,363

2

Lake Superior (U.S.-Can.)

31,700
1,330

3

Lake Victoria (Africa)

26,828
270

4

Aral Sea (Russia)

24,904
220

5

Lake Huron (U.S.-Canada)

23,000
750

6

Lake Michigan (U.S.)

22,300
923

7

Lake Tanganyika (Africa)

12,700

4,823

8

Lake Baikal (Russia)

12,162

5,315

9

Great Bear Lake (Canada)

12,096
1,463

10

Lake Nyasa (Malawi) (Africa)

11,150

2,280

11

Great Slave (Canada)

11,031

2,015

12

Lake Erie (U.S.-Canada)

9,910
210

13

Lake Winnipeg (Canada)

9,417

60

14

Lake Ontario (U.S.-Canada)

7,340
802

15

Lake Balkhash (Kazakhstan)

7,114

85

16

Lake Ladoga (Russia)

6,835
738

17

Lake Chad (Africa)

6,300

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18

Lake Maracaibo (Venezuela)

5,217
115

19

Lake Onega (Russia)

3,710
328

20

Lake Eyre (Australia)

3,600

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Disclaimer: I hope there are no errors.

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