what is the biggest lake in the world?
- Keith PLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
The largest lake in terms of surface area is the Caspian Sea, in western Asia.
The largest freshwater lake in terms of surface area is Lake Superior, in North America.
The largest lake in terms of volume is Lake Baikal, in Siberia.
- poutineLv 41 decade ago
The largest fresh water lake in the world is Lake Superior, one of the Great Lakes between Canada and the United States.
- KatprsnLv 51 decade ago
- NSnoekumsLv 41 decade ago
What is the world's largest lake?
A lake any body of water surrounded by land and very large lakes are sometimes called seas. The world's largest lake is the salty Caspian Sea at 143,200 square miles (370,886 km2). The Caspian Sea is surrounded by Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan.
The world's second largest lake, and the world's largest freshwater lake is North America's Lake Superior at 31,700 mi2 (82,103 km2).Source(s): google
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- catzpawLv 61 decade ago
The Caspian Sea is the largest lake on Earth by both area and volume, with a surface area of 371,000 square kilometres (143,244 mi²) and a volume of 78,200 cubic kilometres (18,761 mi³). It is a landlocked endorheic body of water and lies between Russia and Iran. It has a maximum depth of about 1025 meters (3,363 ft). It is called a sea because when the Romans first arrived there, they tasted the water and found it to be salty. It has a salinity of approximately 1.2%, about a third the salinity of most water from the ocean.
The Caspian Sea is bordered by Russia (Dagestan, Kalmykia, Astrakhan Oblast), Azerbaijan, Iran (Guilan, Mazandaran and Golestan provinces), Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan, with the central Asian steppes to the north and east. On its eastern Turkmen shore is a large embayment, the Garabogazköl.
The sea is connected to the Sea of Azov by the Manych Canal and the Volga-Don Canal.
You could get more information from the link below...Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caspian_Sea
- 1 decade ago
The salty Caspian Sea is the world's largest land-locked body of water. It contains approximately 18,900 cubic miles of water (78,700 cubic kilometers).
Lake Baikal near the Mongolia/ Siberian boarder is the world's largest freshwater lake in terms of volume. It contains about 5521 cubic miles of water (23,000 cubic kilometers), or approximately 20% of Earth's fresh surface water. This is a volume of water approximately equivalent to all five of the North American Great Lakes combined.
The salty Caspian Sea has the greatest surface area of any lake at 143,200 square miles (370,886 square kilometers). Lake Superior, on the United States/Canada border is the freshwater lake lake with the greatest surface area at 31,700 square miles (82,103 square kilometers).
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- lingua06437Lv 71 decade ago
Lake Baikail in Siberia.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Lake Baikal in Siberia
- 1 decade ago
The Hudson Bay in Canada