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Top 10 Lakes

Top 10 Lakes by Area (surface size in square miles)



Lake Country Area (Square Miles)
1. Caspian Sea Kazakhstan, Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan 143,000 sq mi
2. Michigan-Huron Canada, United States 45,445 sq mi
3. Superior Canada, United States 31,820 sq mi
4. Victoria Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya 26,828 sq mi
5. Tanganyika Burundi, Zambia, Tanzania Democratic Republic of the Congo 12,700 sq mi
6. Baikal Russia 12,200 sq mi
7. Great Bear Lake Canada 12,000 sq mi
8. Malawi Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique 11,600 sq mi
9. Great Slave Lake Canada 11,170 sq mi
10. Erie Canada, United States 9,930 sq mi


Top 10 Lakes by Depth



Lake Country Depth (Feet)
1. Baikal Russia 5,369
2. Tanganyika Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Zambia 4,823
3. Caspian Sea Iran, Russia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan 3,363
4. Vostok Antarctica >2,950
5. O'Higgins-San Martín Chile, Argentina 2,742
6. Malawi Mozambique, Tanzania, Malawi 2,316
7. Issyk Kul Kyrgyzstan 2,192
8. Great Slave Lake Canada 2,015
9. Crater Lake United States 1,949
10. Matano Indonesia 1,936


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