On our planet there are about 5 million lakes, both natural and artificially created. They exist on almost all continents, but more often large lakes are found on the open spaces of Russia.

The largest lakes of Russia

Russian lakes are its natural resources. Among the many lakes can be identified ten largest.
The largest Russian lake is called the sea. This is the Caspian Sea. Its area is almost one hundred seventy one thousand square meters. km This is a salty pond. It washes the shores of five countries at once and in fact is the border of Asia and Europe.
The Caspian Sea is the largest lake in RussiaThe Caspian Sea is the largest lake in Russia
Lake Baikal is the second largest, but the first in depth. In addition, of the freshwater - is the largest in Eurasia. Surprisingly, its water is ninety percent of all fresh water in Russia. It has long been considered the cleanest and at the same time the most transparent, its waters were recognized at one time to be medicinal. The area of ​​Baikal is a little less than thirty two thousand square meters. km
The next largest Russian lake is Ladoga Lake.In size it does not exceed eighteen thousand square meters. km It is interesting to know that thirty-five rivers flow into it, and a famous river like the Neva originates from it.
Baikal is the deepest, but not the largest lake in the world.Baikal is the deepest, but not the largest lake in the world.
Lake Onega is ranked 4th in area among Russian lakes. Its size is a little less than ten thousand square kilometers. Its shores are full of historical monuments. Local residents call their reservoir “Onego-batyushko”.
There is a lake in the Krasnoyarsk Territory. Its name is Taimyr. It is located on the same peninsula and is considered the northernmost lake of the planet. The water level in it constantly fluctuates, because of this, the area of ​​its surface is constantly changing. It can be determined approximately - it is four and a half thousand square meters. km
Far Eastern Lake Khanka is located almost on the border with China. The surface area is almost four thousand square meters. km Khanka has always been interesting to tourists, as it will allow to study the customs and culture of both countries at once.
7th in area - Lake Chany. It has salt water. It is located in the Novosibirsk region. However, there is no exact data on its area.It is known that it varies from one and a half to two thousand square meters. km
Lake Chany is included in the list of the largest lakes in RussiaLake Chany is included in the list of the largest lakes in Russia
In the Volgograd region White Lake is spread, which is called the “paradise” for fishermen. Area - almost one thousand three hundred square meters. km
On the 9th position is Karelian Lake. He has an unusual name - Topozero. This is a favorite place for kayakers, there are a lot of fishermen there. The area of ​​the reservoir is a little undernumbered to a thousand square meters. km
Completes the top ten large lakes in Russia - Ilmen. It is located in the Novgorod region. The area is only four meters less than the area of ​​the lake located on the 9th position of the rating.
Ilmen is in the top 10 large Russian lakesIlmen is in the top 10 large Russian lakes
More information about the largest Russian lakes can also be found on the website uznayvse.ru.

The largest lakes in the USA

A considerable number of huge lakes are in the territory of America. This is due to the geographical location, which contributes to the emergence of water bodies. It should be noted that on the border of Canada and America is concentrated the largest mass of fresh water on the planet. Great American Lakes are located just in that area. In fact, these are five large reservoirs.Their total area is two hundred forty six thousand square meters. km
Upper Lake is one of the largest in North AmericaUpper Lake is one of the largest in North America
The largest is Upper. Its area is almost eighty-three thousand square meters. km Next comes Huron, followed by Michigan and Erie. The smallest of these five lakes is Ontario. Moreover, its area - nineteen and a half thousand square meters. km, which is not enough. In the west of the States lies the Great Salt Lake, the salinity and area of ​​which directly depend on the precipitation. The maximum area that occurs in this lake is six thousand square kilometers.
On the Florida peninsula there is another American lake of considerable size - Lake Okeechobee. Channels it connects with the Atlantic Ocean. The area of ​​this reservoir is two thousand six hundred square meters. km

The largest freshwater lake

Located on the North American continent, formerly formed by melting glaciers, Lake Superior is recognized as the largest among all freshwater bodies. Its area is constantly changing. Because of this, new lakes appear nearby.
Canada has many large freshwater lakes.Canada has many large freshwater lakes.
Mostly its shores are cliffs and cliffs.To facilitate shipping and energy, the water level in the reservoir is artificially maintained. The highest level occurs in the summer months, while in winter the water level drops.

Longest lake

It is interesting to know that in addition to large lakes, there are also very long lakes. The leader among them is Lake Taganika, located in Central Africa.
This lake stands out among other lakes and ancient origin, and depth. It should be noted that it is inferior in volume and depth only to Lake Baikal.
Taganika is the longest lake in the world.Taganika is the longest lake in the world.
The length of the reservoir is six hundred and fifty kilometers, while the width varies from forty to eighty kilometers. Such a giant is rather big and its surface area is thirty four thousand square meters. km
Mostly its coastal landscapes are rocks, the flat coast is only on the east side. The natural composition of the lake is very unusual. It is known that it is many millions of years old, and since then it has not changed.

The largest lake in the world

Despite the fact that the Caspian Sea is called the sea, it is still a lake. Its shape resembles the Latin letter "S". The area of ​​its surface is three hundred seventy one thousand square meters. kmIts maximum width reaches four hundred thirty-five kilometers, its maximum depth is one thousand twenty-five meters.
The Caspian Sea is not only the largest lake in Russia, but also in the world.The Caspian Sea is not only the largest lake in Russia, but also in the world.
The fauna of the Caspian is also rich - the Caspian seals, about a hundred species of fish, more than four hundred species of vertebrates and a diverse flora.

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