Interesting Lake Facts

August 31, 2009 | In: Geography Facts

There are 41 million acres of lakes and reservoirs in the U.S.There are at least 3 million lakes in Canada.

The Great Lakes shoreline is equal to almost 44 percent of the circumference of the earth, and Michigan’s Great Lakes coast totals 3,288 mi/5,294 km, more coastline than any state but Alaska.

The deepest lake in the world is Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia. It is a natural lake that is 5,712 feet (1,741 meters) deep. That’s more than one mile straight down!

The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed body of water on Earth by area, variously classed as the world’s largest lake or a full-fledged sea. It has a surface area of 371,000 square kilometers (143,244 sq mi) and a volume of 78,200 cubic kilometers (18,761 cu mi).

The dead Sea,Israel is the lowest point on Earth(320 meters under the sea level) and the saltest lake on the Earth.

Lake Titicaca is a lake located on the border of Peru and Bolivia. It sits 3,812 m (12,500 ft) above sea level, making it one of the highest commercially navigable lakes in the world.

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3 Responses to Interesting Lake Facts


i dont know

January 21st, 2010 at 6:51 pm

add more facts about lakes please because some children might need them for projects. hehehe.



July 20th, 2010 at 10:48 am

Largest lake – A lake is an inland body of standing water, whether salt or fresh. As such, the Caspian Sea, at 143,244 square miles (371,000 square kilometers), qualifies as the largest. The sea borders Russia, Kazakstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and Iran.

Largest freshwater lake – Lake Superior on the U.S.-Canada border, 31,700 square miles (82,100 square kilometers), is also the least polluted of the Great Lakes. Its name doesn’t refer to its popularity as a vacation spot, but to its location as the northernmost Great Lake. It was named Upper Lake by French explorers.

Deepest lake – Russia’s Lake Baikal, 5,371 feet (1,637 meters), also contains more fresh water than any other lake.


jacob cooney

January 23rd, 2012 at 4:53 pm

this is so cool

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