A lake is a body of water that is surrounded by land. There are millions of lakes in the world which give you totally different feel from this world. Every lake belongs to quietness desires by the large waterbird.
The lake lay like a mirror that someone had breathed upon, the brown islands showing through the mist faintly, with gray shadows falling into the water, blurred at the edges.
Here are the 10 largest lakes in the world area wise that add to your bucket list of places to visit in the future. Pack your swimsuit, wet suit or dry suit and take a dip or a boat ride around one of these massive lakes.
1.Caspian Sea ( 371,000 km2)
The Caspian Sea is the world’s largest lake in the world. It is located between Europe and Asia, to the east of the Caucasus Mountains and to the west of the broad steppe of Central Asia.
The sea has a surface area of 371,000 square kilometers (143,200 sq mi) and a volume of 78,200 cubic kilometers. It has a salinity of approximately 1.2% (12 g/l), about a third of the salinity of most seawater.
It is bounded by Kazakhstan to the northeast, Russia to the northwest, Azerbaijan to the west, Iran to the south, and Turkmenistan to the southeast. The Caspian Sea is also the 3rd-deepest lake in the world. The deepest part of the lake is 1,025 m below the surface.
2.Lake Michigan–Huron (117,300 km2)
Lake Michigan–Huron is also known as Huron–Michigan it is the combined waters of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Lake Michigan–Huron is the largest freshwater lake by area of 117585 square kilometers in the world. it is located in the United States and in Canada.
The depth compares with the maximum depths of 750 feet (229 m) in Lake Huron and 923 feet (281 m) in Lake Michigan. These two lakes are typically recorded as separate entries in lists of the largest lakes in the world by area and volume.
When Lake Michigan–Huron is treated as a single entity, it is the largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world
3.Lake Superior (82,103 km2)
Lake Superior is the world’s largest freshwater lake. It is located within the Canadian province of Ontario and the US states of Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Lake Superior is a North American Great Lake with a surface area of 82,103 square kilometers. Lake Superior has a maximum length of 560 km and a maximum breadth of 257 km.
The temperature of the surface of Lake Superior varies seasonally, the temperature below 110 fathoms (660 ft; 200 m) is an almost constant 39 °F (4 °C). This variation in temperature makes the lake seasonally stratigraphic.
Annual storms on Lake Superior regularly feature wave heights of over 20 feet (6 m). Waves well over 30 feet (9 m) have been recorded.
4.Lake Victoria (68,800 km2)
Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area, the world’s largest tropical lake and the world’s second-largest freshwater lake by surface area after Lake Superior in North America. In terms of volume with a surface area of approximately 59,947 square kilometers.
It has magnificent wildlife, particularly the cichlid fish that is now endemic, as well as other rare species like the Lake Victoria deepwater catfish and the Xenobarbus Loveridge. Other animals that live around the lake include the hippopotamus, the giant otter shrew, the African clawless otter, Nile crocodiles, African helmeted turtles, and the marsh mongoose.
5.Aral Sea (68,000 km2)
The Aral Sea is the fourth largest lake in the world with an area of 68,000 square kilometers and it has been shrinking since the 1960s after the rivers that fed it were diverted by Soviet irrigation projects. The Aral Sea passes through Uzbekistan and parts of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, and Iran.
The Aral Sea region has 26% of its children born at low birth weight, which is two standard deviations away from a national study population gathered by the WHO and the future of the Aral Sea and the responsibility for its survival are now in the hands of the five countries: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan.
6.Lake Huron (59,600 km2)
Lake Huron is the Great Lakes of North America. It shared on the north and east by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the south and west by the state of Michigan in the United States.
Lake Huron is the second-largest of the Great Lakes by surface area, with a surface area of 23,007 square miles (59,590 km2) – of which 9,103 square miles (23,580 km2 ) lies in Michigan and 13,904 square miles (36,010 km2) lies in Ontario that making it the third-largest freshwater lake on Earth.
There are many other tourist destinations sit that along the lake’s shoreline, including Wasaga Beach, Goderich, Sauble Beach, and Port Huron. The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Mackinac Bridge, and Bruce Peninsula National Park are other musts when visiting the lake.
7.Lake Michigan (58,000 km2)
Lake Michigan is the second-largest of the Great Lakes by volume of 4,900 cubic kilometers and the third-largest by surface area. It shared its boundary from west to east, by the U.S. states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. Ports along its shores include Chicago; Milwaukee; Green Bay, Wisconsin, Gary, Indiana; and Muskegon, Michigan.
Tourism is also one of Lake Michigan’s main industries, which is thanks to its many beaches, passenger steamers, and recreation activities. It’s also a popular spot for sport fishing, being home to salmon, smelt, whitefish, walleye, and river trout.
8.Lake Tanganyika ( 32,900 km2)
Lake Tanganyika the world’s longest freshwater lake. It is an African Great Lake and is the second-oldest freshwater lake in the world and the second-largest by volume, and the second-deepest in all cases after Lake Baikal in Siberia. Its boundaries are shared between four countries – Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi, and Zambia, with Tanzania
It extends for 676 km in a general north-south direction and averages 50 km in width. The lake covers 32,900 km2 with a shoreline of 1,828 km and a mean depth of 570 m (1,870 ft) and a maximum depth of 1,471 m. It holds an estimated 18,900 cubic kilometers.
Lake Tanganyika and associated wetlands are home to Nile crocodiles, Zambian hinged terrapins, serrated hinged terrapins, and pan hinged terrapins.
9.Lake Baikal ( 31,722 km2 )
Lake Baikal is the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world, containing 22–23% of the world’s fresh surface water. It is located in southern Siberia, Russia, between Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and the Buryat Republic to the southeast. It is 636 km long and 79 km wide. Lake Baikal has the largest surface area of any freshwater lake in Asia, at 31,722 km2, and is the deepest lake in the world at 1,642 m.
It is one of only three entirely freshwater seal populations in the world, the other two being subspecies of ringed seals and a wide range of land mammals can be found in the habitats around the lake, such as Eurasian brown bear, Eurasian wolf, red fox, sable, stoat, elk, and many more.
10.Great Bear Lake (31,153 km2 )
It is the largest lake entirely in Canada and the fourth-largest in North America, and the eighth-largest in the world. The lake has a surface area of 31,153 km2 and a volume of 2,236 km3. Its maximum depth is 446 m and average depth 71.7 m.
Great Bear Lake lies between two major physiographic regions the Kazan Uplands portion of the Canadian Shield and the Interior Plains. Great Slave Lake is known for its houseboaters that live on the edge of the lake all year and are completely self-sufficient. There was actually a documentary made about them.