The World is beautiful, thanks to its geographical setting. Some of these geographic features are lakes. They develop due to tectonic, volcanic or glacial activities. However, some human activities have destroyed and created many lakes. You perhaps don’t know that there are over one hundred million lakes in the world, according to The Daily Records. Finland has the most with more than 180,000 lakes. Some lakes dry up when a drought happens while some form up after floods. Here are the world’s Largest Lakes.

1. Caspian Sea

The Caspian Sea is considered the largest lake on Earth, according to World’s Stop Most.

It has both lake and sea features and has a 371,000 square kilometers of the service area. Compared to the combination of the five great lakes, the Caspian is 3.5 times bigger and its 211 meters deep on average. The shorelines of the water body are in countries such as Iran, Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan. The Caspian is not a freshwater lake, and its inflow rivers include Kura Rivers, Ural, Volga, Kuran and Terek rivers.

2. Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria ranks as the second largest freshwater lake around the globe, and the largest in Africa, covering 69,485 square kilometers, according to reports. The water body was named after Queen Victoria and its fed by mainly Kagera River.

It has a maximum depth of 84 meters and an average depth of 40 meters. Lake Victoria is shared by three East African countries namely Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya. The water body is spectacular, and it has 84 islands.

3. Lake Superior

Lake Superior ranks as the second largest lake in the world and the largest freshwater lake.

It’s also the third in terms of volume, according to The Daily Records. The water body is 406 meters deep and covers an area of 82,414 square kilometers. The lake’s outlet flows into Lake Huron. A lake formed as a result of glacial movements. Lake Superior is one of North American great lakes.

4. Lake Michigan-Huron

The Huron and Michigan lakes are combined as one, and they are therefore described as the Michigan-Huron, according to The Daily Records, the water body covers a surface area of 117,600 square kilometers and has a depth of 281 meters.

Michigan-Horun lake is situated between Michigan in the U.S. and west Ontario in Canada. It’s also the third largest freshwater lake and was formed due to glacial movements. Mackinac straight and Saint Mary Rivers are its primary source.

5. Lake Tanganyika

Lake Tanganyika is located in Eastern Africa, just like Lake Victoria. It’s the world’s longest lake, according to Word’s Top Most. It’s also the second largest lake in Africa. The water body has inflows from Ruzizi, Kalamboo, and Malagarai rivers and it’s situated in the basins of Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It comers a surface area of 32,600 km and its 1670 meters deep.