Largest Lakes of China (by surface area)

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Categories: Nature Asia Pacific
Dataset contains 8 data items (see table below).

Overview

Which is the largest lake in China by surface area?
The largest lake by surface area in China is Qinghai Lake with an area of 4,489 km2. At second and third, are Khanka which spans 4,190 km2 and Poyang at 3,210 km2.The surface areas of the major lakes in China range from 760 km2 to 4,489 km2, with the average area at around 2,747.3 km2.

 Compare Qinghai Lake with Chao Lake

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Deepest Lakes. The deepest lake in China is Namtso Lake with a maximum depth of 125 meters.The depths of the major lakes in China range from 5 meters to 125 meters, with lakes reaching as deep as 39.7 meters on average.

Lakes with the largest volumes. The largest lake in China by volume is Namtso Lake with a volume of 768 km3.The water volumes of the major lakes in China range from 18.30 km3 to 768 km3, with lakes holding up to 231.6 km3 of water on average.


Here are China's largest lakes by surface area.

Qinghai Lake.

Stunning aerial view of sacred lake in Qinghai, China by Youtube/New China TV

Qinghai Lake is the largest lake by surface area in China at 4,489 km2.

Qinghai Lake spans a surface area of 4,489 km2.

Countries along its shoreline in Asia: China.

 

 Compare Qinghai Lake with Uvs from Mongolia.

 Compare Qinghai Lake with Khanka from China.


Khanka.

China’s largest border lake freezes by South China Morning Post

Khanka is the 2nd largest lake by surface area in China at 4,190 km2.

Spanning a surface area of 4,190 km2, Khanka contains up to 18.30 km3 of water and reaches a maximum depth of 10.6 meters.

It spans 90 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Asia: China.

 

 Compare Khanka with Dongting from China.

 Compare Khanka with Sarez from Tajikistan.


Poyang.

Poyang Lake changes outlook in different seasons (credit: Youtube/CCTV English)

Poyang is the 3rd deepest lake in China at 25.1 meters.

Poyang is a lake that holds up to 25.20 km3 of water, reaching a maximum depth of 25.1 meters. The lake also covers 3,210 km2 in surface area.

It spans 170 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Asia: China.

 

 Compare Poyang with Sarygamysh from Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan.

 Compare Poyang with Alakol from Kazakhstan.


Dongting.

Dongtinghu Bridge岳阳洞庭湖大桥

Dongting covers a surface area of 2,820 km2.

Countries along its shoreline in Asia: China.

 

 Compare Dongting with Qinghai Lake from China.

 Compare Dongting with Chao Lake from China.


Hulun.

Prairie of Hulunbuir in 4K (Aerial Drone Film) credit: Zeli Wang Drone Film

Hulun is the 2nd largest lake by water volume in China at 115 km3.

Hulun covers a surface area of 2,339 km2.

Countries along its shoreline in Asia: China.

 

 Compare Hulun with Lake Poso from Indonesia.

 Compare Hulun with Sarez from Tajikistan.


Tai.

Taihu Lake Aerial Footage by Youtube/Jim Zhang

Tai covers a surface area of 2,250 km2.

Countries along its shoreline in Asia: China.

 

 Compare Tai with Tonlé Sap from Cambodia.

 Compare Tai with Balkhash from Kazakhstan.


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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