Largest Lakes in Europe (by Surface Area)
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Dataset of the largest lakes in the Europe by surface area. At 18,130 km2, Lake Ladoga of Russia is the largest lake situated entirely in Europe, and the 14th largest freshwater lake by area in the world. Lake Ladoga has two of the tallest stone lighthouses in the world - the 71-metre Storozhenskiy Light  and the 70-metre Osinovetsky Light.

Compare the largest lakes of Europe - Lake Ladoga with Lake Onega


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More than a 100km away, its neighboring lake, Lake Onega, takes second spot at 9,700 km2.Lake Onega reaches as deep as 127 meters and holds a water volume of 285km3.

Compare Lake Onega of Russia with Lake Geneva of Switzerland


Lake Vänern, the largest lake in Sweden and the E.U., is the third-largest at 5,545 km2. Like Lake Ladoga, both Lake Onega and Lake Vänern are situated entirely in the European continent.

Compare the largest Scandinavian lakes - Lake Vänern of Sweden with Lake Saimaa of Finland.

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Caspian Sea & Asia's largest Lakes

Lake Victoria & Africa's largest lakes

By Regions: Canada - USA - China - Russia - United Kingdom - Italy - Switzerland - Scandinavia - Argentina

Or Hornindalsvatnet Lake and the  deepest Lakes in Europe.


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