Lake Baikal from Lakes of the World dataset
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Source dataset: Lakes of the World dataset , curated by  simple john

  About Lake Baikal

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.

 Compare Lake Baikal with Chao Lake from China.

  Data: Lake Baikal 

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