Largest Lakes of Switzerland (by surface area)

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Overview

Which is the largest lake in Switzerland by surface area?
The largest lake by surface area in Switzerland is Lake Geneva with an area of 580 km2. At second and third, are Lake Lucerne which spans 114 km2 and Lake Lugano at 49 km2.The surface areas of the major lakes in Switzerland range from 2 km2 to 580 km2, with the average area at around 154.8 km2.

 Compare Lake Geneva with Lake Lungern

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Deepest Lakes. The deepest lake in Switzerland is Lake Geneva with a maximum depth of 310 meters.The depths of the major lakes in Switzerland range from 68 meters to 310 meters, with lakes reaching as deep as 228.0 meters on average.

Lakes with the largest volumes. The largest lake in Switzerland by volume is Lake Geneva with a volume of 89 km3.The water volumes of the major lakes in Switzerland range from 5.17 km3 to 89 km3, with lakes holding up to 28.1 km3 of water on average.


Here are Switzerland's largest lakes by surface area.

Lake Geneva.

LAKE GENEVA!! Extended (4K) by Youtube/CH Drone

Lake Geneva is the deepest lake in Switzerland at 310 meters.

Lake Geneva is a lake that spans 580 km2 in surface area, reaching as deep as 310 meters. It also holds a total water volume of up to 89 km3.

It spans 73 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Switzerland, France.

 

 Compare Lake Geneva with Lake Maggiore from Italy.

 Compare Lake Geneva with Derwentwater from England.


Lake Lucerne.

Switzerland - Lake Lucerne - Aerial Drone Video in 4K by Youtube/T Bauer

Lake Lucerne is the 2nd largest lake by surface area in Switzerland at 114 km2.

Lake Lucerne is a lake that holds up to 11.80 km3 of water, reaching a maximum depth of 214 meters. The lake also covers 114 km2 in surface area.

It spans 3 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Switzerland.

 

 Compare Lake Lucerne with Vänern from Sweden.

 Compare Lake Lucerne with Loch Ness from Scotland.


Lake Lugano.

Lake Lugano in 4K (Credit: Youtube/PlaneCam)

Like Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano is fringed by both Italy and Switzerland.

Lake Lugano is the 2nd deepest lake in Switzerland at 288 meters.

Lake Lugano is a lake that holds up to 6.50 km3 of water, reaching a maximum depth of 288 meters. The lake also covers 49 km2 in surface area.

Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Switzerland, Italy.

 

 Compare Lake Lugano with Ullswater from England.

 Compare Lake Lugano with Onega from Russia.


Lake Brienz.

Lake Brienz - Switzerland by Youtube/T. Bauer

Lake Brienz is the 3rd deepest lake in Switzerland at 260 meters.

Reaching as deep as 260 meters, Lake Brienz holds up to 5.17 km3 of water and covers a surface area of 30 km2.

It spans 14 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Switzerland.

 

 Compare Lake Brienz with Vänern from Sweden.

 Compare Lake Brienz with Lower Lough Erne from Northern Ireland.


Lake Lungern.

Lake Lungern - Panasonic Lumix GH2 by Youtube/Eydrien Bird

Lake Lungern is a lake that spans 2 km2 in surface area.

It spans 2 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Switzerland.

 

 Compare Lake Lungern with Lough Neagh from Northern Ireland.

 Compare Lake Lungern with Llyn Cowlyd from Wales.


Datasets on Lakes

 World — Deepest lakes   |   Largest lakes by water volume   |   Largest lakes by surface area

 Largest Lakes by Region — Europe   |   North America   |   South America   |   Asia   |   Africa

 Deepest Lakes by Region — Europe   |   North America   |   South America   |   Asia   |   Africa

 Largest Lakes by Countries — Canada   |   USA   |   China   |   Russia   |   UK   |   Italy   |   Switzerland   |   Scandinavia   |   Argentina   |   Australia

 Deepest Lakes by Countries — Canada   |   USA   |   UK   |   Australia

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