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This is a list of the largest lakes, in terms of area size, found throughout the world.

Due to environmental changes, lake areas are changing over time. A reader has notified me that since this list was created many years ago, the Aral Sea sadly has suffered an ecological catastrophe as a result of the people of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, and no longer is the fourth largest lake of the world. It doesn't even make it in top 10 (sad face).

Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown New Zealand - not the biggest but very pretty
Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown New Zealand - not the biggest but very pretty

 


Lake Location Area (sq km) Area (sq miles)
1. Caspian Sea Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan (the longest coastline of 2320 km), Turkmenistan & Azerbaijan. 371800 143552
2. Superior Canada / USA 82350 31795
3. Victoria Kenya / Tanzania / Uganda 69500 26834
4. Aral Sea Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan 65500 25290
5. Huron Canada / USA 59600 23012
6. Michigan USA 58000 22394
7. Tanganyika Burundi / Tanzania / Zaire / Zambia 32900 12703
8. Great Bear Canada 31800 12278
9. Baikal Russia 30500 11776
10. Nyasa (Malawi) Malawi / Mozambique / Tanzania 29600 11429

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