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World Lakes

We are currently studying the 169 large lakes and water bodies listed below. They are listed in order of size, starting with the largest. Most of the reported surface area and elevation data were obtained from the Global Lakes and Wetlands Database (Lehner and Döll, 2004).

NameLatitude [DD]Longitude [DD]Area [km2]Elevation [m]Country
Caspian Sea 42.195 50.491 378119.3 -22 Iran/Azerbaijan/Russia/Kazakhstan/Turkmenistan
Lake Superior 48.053 -87.097 81935.7 184 USA
Lake Victoria -0.956 33.035 67075.2 1140 Tanzania/Kenya/Congo
Aral Sea 44.8 58.44 65966.8 42 Uzbekistan/Kazakhstan
Lake Huron 44.757 -82.334 59756.5 176 USA
Lake Michigan 42.845 -86.947 57399.4 176 USA
Tanganyika -6.792 30.072 32820.5 837 Burundi/Congo/Tanzania/Zambia
Baikal 54.206 108.979 31924.6 450 Russia
Great Bear 66.004 -120.322 30530.1 157 Canada
Malawi -11.735 34.623 29251.5 485 Malawi
Great Slave 61.358 -114.794 27816.3 158 Canada
Lake Erie 42.248 -81.148 25691 174 USA
Winnipeg 53.398 -98.397 23809.3 217 Canada
Chad 13.129 14.452 19346.6 279 Chad
Lake Ontario 43.628 -77.617 19328.9 75 USA
Ladoga 60.776 31.646 17539.1 11 Russia
Balkhash 46.307 74.505 17458.8 329 Kazakhstan
Onegh 61.652 35.535 9608.1 56 Russia
Itaparica -9.715 -41.731 8779.1 417 Brazil
Titicaca -15.781 -69.403 8270.6 3827 Peru/Bolivia
Nicaragua 11.371 -85.209 7851.5 31 Nicaragua
Turkana 3.783 36.048 7785.4 438 Kenya
Athabasca 59.47 -109.39 7781.6 212 Canada
Volta 6.544 0.02 7490.7 89 Ghana
Issyk-kul 42.422 77.315 6258.9 1619 Kyrgystan
Great Salt Lake 41.023 -112.429 5965.8 1275 USA
Smallwood 54.153 -64.006 5610.4 472 Canada
Reindeer 57.573 -102.149 5596.6 337 Canada
Vanern 59.066 13.604 5550.5 45 Sweeden
Albert 1.807 31.109 5401.9 629 Uganda/Congo
Winnipegosis 52.666 -99.865 5167.1 252 Canada
Nettiling 66.76 -70.72 5064.7 30 Canada
Kuybyshevskoye 55.291 49.61 5003.3 56 Russia
Urmia 37.922 45.249 4963.4 1271 Iran
Kariba -16.685 28.445 4958.5 468 Zambia/Zimbabwe
Mweru -9.01 28.74 4944.8 949 Congo/Zambia
Manitoba 50.418 -98.294 4790.9 247 Canada
Nipigon 49.728 -88.637 4476.9 283 Canada
Bratskoye 55.626 101.996 4476.5 399 Ukraine
Zaysan 47.883 84.257 4470.5 379 Kazakhstan
Qinghai 36.96 100.276 4449.7 3176 China
Cabora Bassa -15.599 31.712 4362.6 420 Mozambique
Taymyr 74.402 101.697 4200.1 24 Russia
Lake of the Woods 49.055 -94.889 4167.7 326 USA
Khanka 45.094 132.426 4088.1 64 Russia/China
Rybinkskoye 58.41 38.513 3926.6 108 Russia
Nasser 23.19 32.785 3817.9 192 Egypt
Dubawnt 63.173 -101.47 3628.5 235 Canada
Peipus 58.798 27.438 3552.8 29 Estonia/Russia
Van 38.633 42.698 3537.9 1638 Turkey
Uvs 50.3 92.7 3421.5 752 Mongolia
T'ana 12.07 37.386 3034.7 1786 Ethiopia
Amadjuak 64.95 -71.11 3033.7 112 Canada
Alakol 46 81.787 2802.1 336 Kazakhstan
Hovs Gol 51.215 100.53 2741.4 1640 Mongolia
Iliamna Lake 59.47 -155.6 2623.2 35 USA
Boeng Tonle Chhma 13.04 103.923 2569.9 4 Cambodia
Tai 31.2362 120.1226 2398.5 2 China
Kivu -1.7989 29.141 2370.7 1500 Rwanda/Congo
Edward -0.3086 29.6248 2252.5 781 Congo
Tsimlyanskoye 47.7108 42.3793 2242.4 28 Russia
Hulun 48.8303 117.2571 2166.5 539 China
Buhayrat ath Tharthar 33.8874 43.3058 2119.4 48 Iraq
Bangweulu -10.9963 29.8995 2049.1 1170 Zambia
Chiquita -30.65 -62.493 2011.9 66 Argentina
Rukwa -7.806 31.994 1965.8 757 Tanzania
Kremenshugskoye 49.2343 32.7878 1964.9 78 Ukraine
Zeyskoye 54.4385 127.706 1964 271 Russia
Mai-Ndombe -1.6989 18.2856 1954.9 335 Congo
Na-Mu 30.7 90.453 1933.6 4704 China
Buenos Aires -46.496 -71.4524 1848.2 451 Argentina
Vattern 58.6 14.72 1847.2 91 Sweeden
Argyle -16.293 128.8271 1749 79 Australia
Martre 63.452 -118.1945 1684 265 Canada
Se-lin 31.7943 89.0882 1640.9 4557 China
Blommesteinmeer 4.8647 -55.0553 1631.4 46 Suriname
Hongze 33.2959 118.7322 1524.9 3 China
Lake Okeechobee 26.9272 -80.8006 1436.8 4 USA
Kainji 10.4054 4.5658 1414 96 Nigeria
Argentina -50.2386 -72.3634 1401.9 225 Argentina
Chishi -8.6614 29.7312 1389.9 945 Zambia
Hyargas 49.2 93.2542 1362.7 1027 Mongolia
Kasba 60.326 -102.1141 1334.8 335 Canada
Claire 58.5957 -112.0806 1325.6 212 Canada
KapchagayskoyeVodo. 43.8437 77.4178 1273 462 Kazakhstan
Poopo -19.0102 -66.9621 1262.9 3679 Bolivia
Sevan 40.2997 45.4043 1249.9 1876 Armenia
Limfjorden 56.9505 9.0636 1207.7 3 Denmark
Har us 47.9543 92.1574 1193.5 1191 Mongolia
Becharof Lake 57.9843 -156.6469 1184.5 22 USA
Lake Saint Clair 42.433 -82.7127 1155.8 174 USA
Danau Toba 2.7963 98.6326 1133.8 898 Indonesia
Red Lake (Upper and Lower) 47.9629 -95.1087 1133.3 358 USA
Chapala 20.237 -102.9039 1127.3 1573 Mexico
Eyasi -3.5895 35.1313 1113 1023 Tanzania
St. Jean 48.5627 -71.9693 1106.2 97 Canada
Beloye 60.1844 37.6497 1095.4 122 Russia
Abaya 6.4831 37.9039 1083.7 1249 Ethiopia
Selawik Lake 66.4748 -160.522 1066.2 1 USA
Viedma -49.5528 -72.8131 1047.4 297 Argentina
Bahr al Milh 32.7424 43.5378 1037 36 Iraq
Songkhla Lake (Thale Luang) 7.6713 100.2381 1024.5 67 Thailand
Managua 12.3752 -86.3607 1023.8 56 Nicaragua
Cha-jih nan-mu-ts'o 30.9381 85.4972 1004.4 4743 China
Bosten 41.993 86.9842 999.5 1062 China
Bras d'Or 45.8403 -60.7992 953.8 35 Canada
Il'Men' 58.25 31.2128 951.2 15 Russia
Gorkovskoye 57.2113 43.1 936.8 87 Russia
Salton Sea 33.245 -115.725 929 -74 USA
Chilka 19.7696 85.4012 884.6 16 India
Bay 14.4178 121.1371 883.7 12 Pilippines
Lianquihui -41.1264 -72.7894 865.9 56 Chile
Alexandrina -35.4235 139.2195 862.5 20 Australia
Teshekpuk Lake 70.6022 -153.6121 834.9 0 USA
Tang-je yung-ts'o 31.1786 86.7115 828.2 4649 China
Colhue Huapi -45.5448 -68.7326 813.9 251 Argentina
Chocon -39.5216 -69.0724 811.9 393 Argentina
Peter Pond 56.0259 -108.9216 807.4 423 Canada
Segozero 63.2726 33.7082 784.1 129 Russia
Barun-Torey 50.0012 115.523 783.4 595 Russia
Chao 31.5102 117.5715 767.5 1 China
Simcoe 44.4446 -79.3515 759.7 233 Canada
Ulungar 47.24 87.2149 757.5 452 China
Pyasino 69.6105 87.9293 754.8 17 Russia
Sarykamyshskoye 41.8653 57.5057 752.4 -12 Turkmenistan/Uzbekistan
Dead Sea 31.4564 35.4807 739.4 -404 Israel/Jordan
Izabal 15.4928 -89.1494 737.6 47 Guatemala
Sasykkol 46.5719 80.8885 731.9 342 Kazakhstan
Tumba -0.6847 18.0157 697 338 Congo
Chilwa -15.3639 35.7261 695.7 629 Malawi
Rukwa -7.5923 31.7945 682 793 Tanzania
Kulundinskoye 53.016 79.5342 677.9 92 Russia
Beysehir 37.7 31.5655 659.6 1148 Turkey
Biwa-ko 35.334 136.1713 658.5 69 Japan
Tulemalu 62.9564 -99.3497 656.8 279 Canada
Dore 54.7695 -107.2855 634.4 459 Canada
Gaoyou 32.8389 119.3494 622.5 1 China
Buyr 47.8216 117.7148 608.5 597 Mongolia
Har 48.0512 93.1559 601.3 1160 Mongolia
Taupo -38.7905 175.9215 600.5 395 New Zealand
Chardarinskoye 41.1405 68.1958 600.4 236 Kazakhstan
Ai-pi 44.8603 83.022 600.2 166 China
Ngoring 34.8959 97.7125 597.8 4240 China
Har 38.3029 97.5628 594.9 4239 Mongolia
Balaton 46.9824 18.0684 578.2 126 Hungary
Ayakkum 37.5509 89.4572 575.1 4161 China
Upemba -8.6228 26.4043 573 586 Congo
Geneva 46.4616 6.588 558.2 466 Swizterland
Labaz 72.2926 99.692 549.6 48 Russia
Gyaring 34.9228 97.2922 533.9 4256 China
Nerpich'ye 56.4137 162.7456 527.7 1 Russia
Lake Winnebago 44.0256 -88.4136 526.1 229 Canada
Dauphin 51.1882 -99.7115 516.4 259 Canada
Bodensee 47.5587 9.4873 516 431 Germany
Razelm 44.918 28.9489 508.6 1 Romania
Lake Tahoe 39.13 -120.05 484.7 1996 USA
Pyramid Lake 40.101 -119.59 448.2 1161 USA
Garda 45.5352 10.6445 360.3 85 Italy
Mono Lake 38.013 -118.965 212 1955 USA
Walker Lake 38.715 -118.713 165.5 1206 USA
Clear Lake 39.07 -122.844 157.5 474 USA
Atitlan 14.706 -91.19 123.6 1615 Guatamala
Lake Almanor 40.229 -121.105 104.6 1403 USA
Chiemsee 47.8868 12.4706 78.1 526 Germany
Starnberger See 47.8998 11.3098 56 606 Germany
Crater Lake 42.942 -122.0983 51.6 1959 USA
Ammersee 47.9873 11.1259 44.9 520 Germany
Trout Lake 46.0325 -89.668 14.2 491 USA