Though called a “sea,” this brackish water lake has a whopping size of 371,000 square kilometers, making it bigger than Norway. The lake has shores to Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Iran.
Considered the second largest lake in the world, this freshwater lake is part of the Great Lakes and has shores in Canada and the United States. With an area of 82,100 square kilometers, it is much smaller than the first spot.
The third place goes to Lake Victoria with an area of 68,870 square kilometers. It is also the biggest lake in Africa and has shores to Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.
Lake Huron may not be the biggest lake with 59,600 square kilometers, but it is home to Manitoulin Island, which is the world’s largest lake island. The lake has shores in Canada and the United States.
Located in the United States, this lake is the largest lake located entirely in one country with a size of 58,000 square kilometers.
The longest of all lakes this one has an area of 32,600 square kilometers and has shores in Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
It might not be the largest by area with only 31,500 square kilometers, but this lake in Russia has some other superlatives attached to its name. It is the deepest lake and the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world.
Great Bear Lake
This Canadian lake has an area of 31,000 square kilometers and is the largest lake entirely within the country.
With the most species in one lake in the world, it has an area of 29,500 square kilometers and has shores in Mozambique, Tanzania and Malawi.
Great Slave Lake
Measuring 27,000 square kilometers, it is the deepest lake in North America and is located entirely in Canada.
This lake has shores in Canada and the United States and has an area of 25,700 square kilometers.
Another lake entirely located in Canada with a surface area of 24,514 square kilometers.
Having shores in Canada and the United States, this lake is 18,960 square kilometers large.
Located entirely in Russia, this lake is considered the largest lake in Europe and has an area of 18,130 square kilometers.
Located entirely in Kazakhstan, this lake has a surface area of 16,400 square kilometers, with the western part classified as freshwater and eastern part classified as saline lake.