Lakes are important ecosystems that support life and serve as a source of drinking water, a place for recreation and tourism.

Lake Erie

Lake Erie

Fourth from the top in the Great Lakes system Lake Erie is part of the Great Lakes System of North America and is located on the border of the United States and Canada. It is not only the smallest lake in the group, but it is also the southernmost and the lowest-water lake of them …

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Lake Leman

Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva is the largest lake in western Central Europe, located on the border of Switzerland and France. The lake has a semi-circle shape and an area of about 580 square kilometers. Its length is about 72 kilometers and maximum depth is more than 300 meters. Lake Lehman is famous for its beauty and is …

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Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

Geography Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and the second largest freshwater lake in the world. The lake is located in East Africa and covers three countries: Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya. Lake Victoria has an area of about 68,800 square kilometers and an average depth of about 40 meters. The lake is famous …

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Lake Maracaibo

Lake Maracaibo

South America’s largest lake Lake Maracaibo is a huge lake in western Venezuela, near the border with Colombia. It is the largest lake in the continent of South America and the fourth largest lake in the world among inland lakes. Lake Maracaibo is very important to Venezuela, as the country’s largest oil refinery complex and …

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Lake Chad

Chad (lake)

Lake Chad is a large freshwater lake located in central Africa, on the border between Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad. It is the fourth largest lake on the continent and one of the most important sources of fresh water for many hundreds of thousands of people in the region. Lake Chad is known for its …

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Great Salt Lake

Great Salt Lake

In the northwestern part of the U.S. mountainous state of Utah, which sprawls in the Rocky Mountains in the west, is the largest drainless area in North America: local lakes receive only water from surrounding rivers and precipitation, but no outlet to the sea. This vast – more than 500,000 km2 – area is called …

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