Largest Lakes in the World (by Surface Area)
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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.

Compare Caspian Sea with Lake Superior - second largest lake in the world.


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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.

Compare the largest of North America and Africa - Lake Superior vs Lake Victoria


 

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.

Compare the largest and deepest in Africa - Lake Victoria vs Lake Tanganyika



There's more to learn about the largest lakes. Check out these below:
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

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


Or Lake Baikal and the  deepest lakes in the world.


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