Which is the largest lake in North America?
Lake Superior is located between the north-eastern borders of United States and Canada. It is part of a large water body which also includes Lake Huron and Lake Michigan.
Lake Superior Facts:
Lake Superior was formed when the glacial ice started retreating 10,000 years ago, at the end of ice age.
Lake Superior holds 10% of all the earth's surface fresh water. It has enough water to submerge entire North America one feet deep.
Which is the largest lake in Europe?
Lake Ladoga is the largest lake in Europe, lying in north-western Russia.
Lake Ladoga Facts:
It is the 15th largest freshwater lake by surface area.
During the world war II, the lake was an important waterway for shipping crucial supplies to Petersburg, Russia.
Which is the largest lake in Africa?
Lake Victoria lies in the Rift valley, Africa. It borders Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
Lake Victoria Facts:
Lake Victoria is the second largest fresh water lake.
It is the source for the longest river on earth, The Nile.
Unlike other lakes that are fed by rivers, Lake Victoria gets its water from the heavy equatorial downpour.
Which is the largest lake in Asia?
Caspian Sea is the largest lake in Asia.
Caspian Sea Fact: Around 130 rivers, including the Volga and Ural, drain into the Caspian Sea. It however has no outlets. Such a lake is called an endorheic basin.
What is the largest lake in Antarctica?
Lake Vostok is the largest lake in Antarctica.
Lake Vostok facts:
Lake Vostok is a sub-glacial lake, meaning it is covered with ice.
Though it is a freshwater lake, it's been trapped under a thick layer of ice for more than 15 million years, making it a source of fossil water.
Examining and understanding life living under the extreme conditions of Lake Vostok might be the key to figuring out life in the icy moons like Jupiter's Europa.
Which is the largest lake in South America?
Titicaca is located in the Andean mountains, bordering Peru and Bolivia.It is fed by the inflows of 27 rivers from the Andean mountains.
Lake Titicaca Fact:
The name Titicaca comes from the Inca word titiq’aq’a which loosely translates to lead colored Puma, an animal sacred to the Incas.
Which is the largest freshwater lake by surface area?
Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake by surface area.
More Lake Superior Facts:
It is the second largest lake in the world, with an area of 82,100 km2, almost the size of Austria or U.A.E.
Before modern ships, the lake was infamous for its unpredictable weather, leading to hundreds of ship-wrecks and thousands of lost lives.
Which is the largest freshwater lake in the world by volume?
Lake Baikal in Russia is the largest freshwater lake by volume.
Lake Baikal Facts:
Lake Baikal contains 20% of all the earth's surface fresh water.
The world's only true freshwater seal, The Nerpa is found here.
What is the deepest lake in the world?
It's Baikal from Russia again!
More Lake Baikal Facts: Baikal is also the oldest lake in the world, being atleast 25 million years old.
Which one of these is the highest navigable great lake in the world?
Along with being the largest lake in South America, Titicaca is also the highest navigable great lake. It should however not be confused with the highest lake in the world - Cazadero in Argentina found at an altitude of 5,990 meters. The key word here is "navigable", which means that the lake can support large commercial ships.
More Lake Titicaca Facts:
Titicaca is based 3,812 metres (12,507 ft) above the sea level.
The lake was once an important location for the Incan civilization. There are various islands sprinkled over the large lake, containing ancient and sacred ruins.
What is the lowest lake in the world?
Dead sea is situated 430.5 metres (1,412 ft) below the sea level, in the lowest valley on the planet, near the borders of Israel and Jordan.
Dead Sea Facts:
The dead sea is 10 times saltier than the ocean water.
The heavy salinity makes the sea buoyant, making it possible to float on water.
The salinity of the lake comes from two things: the minerals that wash down during the rain into the valley and the hot desert sun which evaporates the water, making it more concentrated with salt. It also means that the lake cannot sustain any life.
Which is the largest man-made lake in the world by surface area?
Volta is the largest man-made lake by surface area. Lake Kariba (Zambia) is the largest man made lake by volume.
Lake Volta is built as a reservoir to Akosombo Dam in Ghana, over the Volta River. The lake was built to provide electricity for the nation and today is also a huge source for fisheries.
Lake Volta facts: Due to the building of the dam and the subsequent flooding of the low-lying areas, 78,000 people and 200,000 livestock were relocated.
And finally, which is the largest lake in the World?
Caspian sea is the largest lake in the world.
One last Caspian Sea Fact: The Caspian Sea borders five countries: Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, and Azerbaijan. It is spread over an area of 436,000 km2, almost the size of Iraq.
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