Deepest Lakes in Asia
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There are 4 lakes in the world that are at least 1 km deep(!) and two of these lakes are in Asia - Lake Baikal and the Caspian Sea..

Which is the deepest lake in Asia?
The deepest lake in Asia is Lake Baikal with a maximum depth of 1,637 meters. The second-deepest lake in Asia is Caspian Sea at 1,025 meters and the third-deepest is Issyk-Kul reaching as deep as 668 meters.The depths of the major lakes in Asia range from 5 meters to 1,637 meters, with lakes reaching as deep as 312.9 meters on average.

 Compare Lake Baikal with Lake Poso


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Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world and Asia, at a maximum depth of 1637m, deeper than the rest of the lakes in Asia by a wide margin. The Caspian Sea takes second spot with a maximum depth of 1,025m, while Issyk-Kul Lake is a distant third at 668m.

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Here are Asia's deepest lakes.

Lake Baikal.

Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world at 1,637 meters.

Reaching as deep as 1,637 meters, Lake Baikal holds up to 23,600 km3 of water and covers a surface area of 31,500 km2.

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 Matano from Indonesia.

 Compare Lake Baikal with Caspian Sea from Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Azerbajian, Iran.


Caspian Sea.

Map by Wikipedia/Redgeographics  (CC-BY-SA 4.0)
Map by Wikipedia/Redgeographics (CC-BY-SA 4.0)

Caspian Sea is the largest lake by surface area in the world at 371,000 km2.

Despite its name, the Caspian Sea is often regarded as the world's largest lake. It is an endorheic basin, a basin without outflows, bordered by both Europe and Asia. Its salinity is also a third the salinity of most seawater. At 1,025 meters deep, the Caspian Sea is also the world's third deepest lake.

 

Containing up to 78,200 km3 of water, Caspian Sea has a maximum depth of 1,025 meters and spans a surface area of 371,000 km2.

It spans 1,199 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Asia: Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Azerbajian, Iran.

 

 Compare Caspian Sea with Tonlé Sap from Cambodia.

 Compare Caspian Sea with Matano from Indonesia.


Issyk-Kul.

Issyk-Kul is the 3rd deepest lake in Asia at 668 meters.

Issyk-Kul is a lake that holds up to 1,738 km3 of water, reaching a maximum depth of 668 meters. The lake also covers 6,200 km2 in surface area.

It spans 182 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Asia: Kyrgyzstan.

 

 Compare Issyk-Kul with Lake Kronotskoye from Russia.

 Compare Issyk-Kul with Chao Lake from China.


Matano.

Matano spans a surface area of 164 km2.

It spans 28 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Asia: Indonesia.

 

 Compare Matano with Caspian Sea from Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Azerbajian, Iran.


Lake Toba.

Lake Toba is a large natural lake in Indonesia occupying the caldera of a supervolcano.

Containing up to 240 km3 of water, Lake Toba has a maximum depth of 505 meters and spans a surface area of 1,130 km2.

It spans 100 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Asia: Indonesia.

 

 Compare Lake Toba with Lake Baikal from Russia.

 Compare Lake Toba with Namtso Lake from China.


Sarez.

Sarez is a lake that spans 80 km2 in surface area, reaching as deep as 505 meters. It also holds a total water volume of up to 16.07 km3.

It spans 76 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Asia: Tajikistan.

 

 Compare Sarez with Chao Lake from China.

 Compare Sarez with Caspian Sea from Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Azerbajian, Iran.


Lake Poso.

Poso Lake -- Sulawesi by Youtube/chrislukhaup

Lake Poso is a lake that spans 323 km2 in surface area, reaching as deep as 450 meters. It also holds a total water volume of up to 0.22 km3.

Countries along its shoreline in Asia: Indonesia.

 

 Compare Lake Poso with Uvs from Mongolia.

 Compare Lake Poso with Lake Tazawa from Japan.


Lake Tazawa.

Lake Tazawa, Akita Prefecture: A Deep Blue, Unfrozen Surface Even in Winter (nippon.com)

Lake Tazawa contains up to 7.20 km3 of water and reaches a maximum depth of 423.4 meters.

Countries along its shoreline in Asia: Japan.

 

 Compare Lake Tazawa with Qinghai Lake from China.

 Compare Lake Tazawa with Sarygamysh from Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan.


Khövsgöl.

Spanning a surface area of 2,760 km2, Khövsgöl contains up to 480.70 km3 of water and reaches a maximum depth of 267 meters.

It spans 136 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Asia: Mongolia.

 

 Compare Khövsgöl with Balkhash from Kazakhstan.

 Compare Khövsgöl with Taymyr from Russia.


Datasets on Lakes

 World — Deepest lakes   |   Largest lakes by water volume   |   Largest lakes by surface area

 Largest Lakes by Region — Europe   |   North America   |   South America   |   Asia   |   Africa

 Deepest Lakes by Region — Europe   |   North America   |   South America   |   Asia   |   Africa

 Largest Lakes by Countries — Canada   |   USA   |   China   |   Russia   |   UK   |   Italy   |   Switzerland   |   Scandinavia   |   Argentina   |   Australia

 Deepest Lakes by Countries — Canada   |   USA   |   UK   |   Australia


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