These are the largest lakes in the world by surface area. The Caspian Sea ranks first (371,000 km2) as the world's largest lake by both surface area 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.
At second 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,stretching a length of 616 kilometers, from the United States to Canada.
In the third, is another Great Lake but that of Africa - Lake Victoria (68,870 sq km2). Lake Victoria is Africa's largest lake by area and the world's largest tropical lake, reaching as deep as 84 meters.
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The world's largest lakes by water volume