Largest Lakes in North America (by Surface Area)
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Dataset of the largest lakes in the North America by surface area. Among these, are the Great Lakes of North America - Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. The Great Lakes are the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth by total area. They have a combined volume of 22,671 km³, a shade less than the volume of Lake Baikal (23,615 km³).

With a surface area of 82,000 km2, Lake Superior is the world's largest fresh water lake by surface area and the largest of the Great Lakes of North America.

Compare Lake Superior with Lake Erie, another Great Lake of North America


  Top 30 ranks, by area in descending order

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Lake Huron covers a surface area of 59,600 km2 - the second largest in North America - and contains the Manitoulin Island, the world's largest lake island.

Compare Lake Huron with Lake Michigan.


Lake Michigan ranks third at 58,000 km2 and is the largest lake contained within a single country. Lake Michigan holds up to a total water volume of 4,900.00km3, reaches as deep as 281m in maximum depth.

Compare Lake Michigan with the Great Bear Lake of Canada

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

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