Largest Lakes in South America (by Surface Area)
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Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America, with a surface area of 8,372 km2. It is a large, deep lake in the Andes on the border of Bolivia and Peru, often called the "highest navigable lake" in the world, at the surface elevation of 3,812 metres (12,507 ft).

Compare Lake Titicaca with Lake Superior, the largest lake in North America.


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General Carrera-Buenos Aires is the second-largest lake by surface area in South America, spanning 1,850km2 in surface area and reaching depths of 586 meters.

Compare General Carrera-Buenos Aires with Argentino Lake

Argentino Lake is the third largest lake in South America. It spans across a surface area of 1,415km2 and reaches as deep as 500 meters.

Compare Argentino Lake with Nahuel Huapi

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The world's largest lakes by water volume

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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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