Largest Lakes of Russia (by surface area)
Which is the largest lake in Russia by surface area?
The largest lake by surface area in Russia is Caspian Sea with an area of 371,000 km2. At second and third, are Lake Baikal which spans 31,500 km2 and Ladoga at 17,700 km2.The surface areas of the major lakes in Russia range from 246 km2 to 371,000 km2, with the average area at around 55,336.4 km2.
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Deepest Lakes. The deepest lake in Russia is Lake Baikal with a maximum depth of 1,637 meters.The depths of the major lakes in Russia range from 7 meters to 1,637 meters, with lakes reaching as deep as 400.4 meters on average.
Lakes with the largest volumes. The largest lake in Russia by volume is Caspian Sea with a volume of 78,200 km3.The water volumes of the major lakes in Russia range from 12.80 km3 to 78,200 km3, with lakes holding up to 14,710.6 km3 of water on average.
Here are Russia's largest lakes by surface area.
Caspian Sea is the largest lake by surface area in the world at 371,000 km2.
Despite its name, the Caspian Sea is often regarded as the world's largest lake. It is an endorheic basin, a basin without outflows, bordered by both Europe and Asia. Its salinity is also a third the salinity of most seawater. At 1,025 meters deep, the Caspian Sea is also the world's third deepest lake.
Containing up to 78,200 km3 of water, Caspian Sea has a maximum depth of 1,025 meters and spans a surface area of 371,000 km2.
It spans 1,199 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Asia: Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Azerbajian, Iran.
Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world at 1,637 meters.
Reaching as deep as 1,637 meters, Lake Baikal holds up to 23,600 km3 of water and covers a surface area of 31,500 km2.
It spans 636 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Asia: Russia.
Located in Siberia, it is also considered the world's oldest lake, dating to some 25-30 million years back. As a freshwater lake, Lake Baikal also make up 22–23% of the world's fresh surface water.
Ladoga is the largest lake by surface area in Europe at 17,700 km2.
Reaching as deep as 230 meters, Ladoga holds up to 837 km3 of water and covers a surface area of 17,700 km2.
It spans 219 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Russia.
It is the largest lake that is situated entirely in Russia and is rich with fish varieties and features its own endemic seal, the Ladoga seal, like its brethren lake Lake Baikal and its endemic Baikal seal. Lake Ladoga has two of the tallest stone lighthouses in the world - the 71-metre Storozhenskiy Light and the 70-metre Osinovetsky Light.
Onega is the 2nd largest lake by surface area in Europe at 9,700 km2.
The waters of Lake Onega house close to 1,650 islands, totaling a land area of about 250km2, including the largest island Big Klimenetsky (147km2) and the famous Kizhi island, a state preservation area that houses 89 wooden architectural church monuments, including the Kizhi Pogost which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Onega is a lake that holds up to 285 km3 of water, reaching a maximum depth of 127 meters. The lake also covers 9,700 km2 in surface area.
It spans 245 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Russia.
Reaching as deep as 15.3 meters, Peipus holds up to 25 km3 of water and covers a surface area of 3,555 km2.
Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Estonia, Russia.
Lake Kronotskoye is a lake that holds up to 14.20 km3 of water, reaching a maximum depth of 136 meters. The lake also covers 246 km2 in surface area.
Countries along its shoreline in Asia: Russia.
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