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World's 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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       Twenty
       Biggest Lakes on Earth

Rank

Lakes, Ten Largest

Area in
Square
Miles
Depth
In
Feet
1

Caspian Sea         (Kazakhstan)

143,000

3,363

2

Lake Superior      (U.S.-Can.)

31,700
1,332
3

Lake Victoria              (Africa)

26,590

266

4

Lake Huron       (U.S.-Canada)

23,000

750

5

Lake Michigan              (U.S.)

22,000

923

6

Lake Tanganyika       (Africa)

12,600

4,823

7

Lake Baikal                 (Russia)

12,200

5,387

8

Great Bear Lake      (Canada)

12,000
1,463
9

Lake Malawi               (Africa)

11,400

2,316

10

Great Slave Lake    (Canada)

10,000

2,015

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11

Lake Erie          (U.S.-Canada)

9,900

210

12

Lake Winnipeg        (Canada)

9,465

118

13

Lake Ontario   (U.S.-Canada)

7,320

802

14

Lake Ladoga             (Russia)

7,000

750

15

Lake Balkhash (Kazakhstan)

6,300

85

16

Lake Vostok       (Antarctica)

4,800

~3,300

17

Lake Onega              (Russia)

3,700

417

18

Lake Titicaca   (S. America)

3,232

922

19

Lake Nicaragua (C.America)

3,191

85

20

Lake Athabasca      (Canada)

3,030

407

SOURCES:

47 Largest Lakes by AREA

36 Largest Lakes by DEPTH

34 Largest Lakes by VOLUME


Shrunken Lakes -
Aral Sea       (Russia)

Lake Chad   (Africa)

Brackish -
Lake Maracaibo

Lake Eyre ?      (Australia)           (3,668)      (4)

30

250 - 450

85

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