Lakes are larger and deeper than ponds and usually most of them are fed and drained by rivers and streams. It is estimated that there are round about 2 million lakes in the world some are really great lakes like “Caspian sea” it is the largest lake in the world covering area of 143,000 sq mi, it contains an oceanic basin rather than being entirely over continental crust. The second largest lake in the world is “Superior” which has its shoreline with Canada and USA, its area is estimated as 31,820 sq mi. Third largest lake is “Victoria” it has its shoreline with Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, it is a great lake covering area of approximately 26,828 sq mi.
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There are different types of lakes in different regions of world like Tectonic, Landslide and ice-dam, Salt, Oxbow, Crater, and Glacial lakes. For the sake of increasing knowledge of people we have made a list of top ten largest lakes in the world.
|Rank||Lake||Area||Maximum Depth||Shoreline with Countries|
|1.||Caspian Sea||143,000 sq mi||1,025 m||Kazakhstan,Russia,Turkmenistan,Azerbaijan,Iran.|
|2.||Superior||31,820 sq mi||406.3 m||Canada,United States.|
|3.||Victoria||26,828 sq mi||84 m||Uganda,Kenya,Tanzania.|
|4.||Huron||23,000 sq mi||229 m||Canada,United States.|
|5.||Michigan||22,000 sq mi||281 m||United States.|
|6.||Tanganyika||12,700 sq mi||1,470 m||Burundi,Tanzania,Zambia,Democratic Republic of the Congo.|
|7.||Baikal||12,200 sq mi||1,637 m||Russia.|
|8.||Great Bear||12,000 sq mi||446 m||Canada|
|9.||Malawi||11,600 sq mi||706 m||Malawi,Mozambique,Tanzania.|
|10.||Great Slave||11,170 sq mi||614 m||Canada|