Largest Lakes in Asia (by Surface Area)
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These are the largest lakes in the Asia by surface area.

The Caspian Sea ranks first as the world's largest lake by both surface area (371,000 km2) and water volume. It is an endorheic basin, a basin without outflows, bordered by both Europe and Asia. Reaching a maximum depth of 1,025m, it is also the world's third deepest lake.

Compare the Caspian Sea with Qinghai Lake of China

  Top 25 ranks, by area in descending order

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Coming in a distant second but large by all standards (31,500 km2), Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world and largest freshwater lake by volume in the world. Located in Siberia, it is also considered the world's oldest lake, dating to some 25-30 million years back.

Compare Lake Baikal with Lake Balkhash of Kazakhstan - third largest lake by area in Asia


At third, Lake Balkhash in Kazakhstan covers a surface area of 16,400 km2 and sits 341m above sear level.

Compare Lake Balkhash of Kazakhstan with Issyk-Kul Lake of Kyrgyzsta

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The world's largest lakes by water volume

Caspian Sea & world's largest lakes by area

Lake Ladoga & Europe's largest lakes

Lake Superior & North America's largest lakes

Lake Titicaca & South America's largest lakes

Caspian Sea & Asia's largest Lakes

Lake Victoria & Africa's largest lakes

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