Major Natural lakes of the World

 

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Lakes Sq. mi Sq. km Location Feet depth Meters Depth Feet El. Meters El.
Caspian Sea 143,240 370,992 Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Iran 3,363 1,025 -92 -28
Superior 31,700 82,103 Ontario Canada; Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, USA 1,333 406 600 183
Victoria 26820 69,464 Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania 279 85 3720 1134
Aral Sea 24,904 64,501 Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan 220 67 174 53
Huron 23,000 59,570 Ontario, Canada; Michigan, USA 750 229 576 176
Michigan 22,300 57,757 Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, USA 923 281 579 176
Tanganyika 12,350 31,987 Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaire 4,800 1,463 2,543 775
Baikal 12,160 31,494 Russia 5,315 1,620 1,493 455
Great Bear 12,028 31,153 Northwest Territories, Canada 1,356 413 512 156
Nyasa (Malawi) 11,150 28,879 Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi 2,280 695 1,550 472
Great Slave 11,030 28,568 Northwest Territory, Canada 2,015 614 513 156
Erie 9,910 25,667 Ontario, Canada; New Your, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, USA 210 64 570 174
Winnipeg 9,417 24,390 Manitoba, Canada 92 28 713 217
Ontario 7,540 19,529 Ontario, Canada; New York, USA 802 244 245 75
Balkhash 7,115 18,428 Kazakhstan 87 27 1,115 340
ladoga 6,835 17,703 Russia 755 230 13 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source; U. S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Principal Rivers and lakes of the World (1982)

 

 

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