Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world at 1,637 meters.
Spanning a surface area of 31,500 km2, Lake Baikal contains up to 23,600 km3 of water and reaches a maximum depth of 1,637 meters.
It spans 636 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Asia: Russia.
Located in Siberia, it is also considered the world's oldest lake, dating to some 25-30 million years back. As a freshwater lake, Lake Baikal also make up 22–23% of the world's fresh surface water.
Compare Lake Baikal with Lake Kronotskoye from Russia.