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World's Ten Largest Lakes
by Vaughn Aubuchon

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

100

140

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

24

18

Lake Maracaibo (Venezuela)

5,217
115
19

Lake Onega (Russia)

3,710
328
20

Lake Eyre (Australia)

3,600

4

40

250 - 450

85

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