A lake is a large body of water surrounded by land. The majority of lakes on Earth are fresh water lakes while few are saline water lakes.
Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. It is located along the borders of United States and Canada. And, Lake Baikal is the largest freshwater lake in the world by volume. It is located in Siberia, Russia.
The Caspian Sea is also considered a lake as well as a full-fledged sea. It is saline water lake, and is the world’s largest lake (Much larger than the Lake Superior and the Lake Baikal, but it is a saline water lake). Following is the list of world’s famous lakes.
It is the largest freshwater lake in the world by volume.
|Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan
It is the largest lake in the world. And, also the largest saline water lake.
|Austria, Germany and Switzerland
|China and India
|Lake Saiful Muluk
|Seven Rila Lakes
|Canada and United States
It is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area.
|Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
It is Africa's largest lake.