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  1. Lake Baikal (Russia) is the deepest lake of the world.Lake Baikal is a rift lake in Russia, located in southern Siberia.Lake Baikal is the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world, containing 22–23% of the world’s fresh surface water. One of the biggest and most ancient lakes of world is situated nearly in the center of Asia in a huge stone bowl set 445 m above sea level. Other important lakes in Russia are Lake Onega and Lake Ladoga.
  2. Lake Eyre is a important lake of Australia.Lake Eyre officially known as Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre.Lake Eyre is usually dry, but turns into an oasis about every eight years.It contains the lowest natural point in Australia, at approximately 15 m (49 ft) below sea level (AHD), and, on the rare occasions that it fills, is the largest lake in Australia covering 9,500 km2 (3,668 sq mi).
  3. Lake Onakal is man made lake in Uganda.
  4. Lake Aswan (Egypt) is also man made lakes.
  5. Lake Titicaca, located at the boundary of Bolivia and Peru is the highest navigable lake of the world.
  6. Lake Tso Sekuru located on the Tibetan Plateau is the highest lake of the world.
  7. Dead Sea is the lowest lake of the world, its base is located 2500 ft below the sea level.
  8. Lake Van (Turkey) is the most saline lake of the world.Lake Van the largest lake in Turkey, lies in the far east of that country in the provinces of Van and Bitlis. It is with salinity of 330%. It is followed by Dead Sea (238%) Jordan, and Great Salt Lake (220% salinity) USA.
  9. Caspian Sea is the largest lake of the world.The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed inland body of water on Earth by area, variously classed as the world’s largest lake or a full-fledged sea.It is a salt water lake. Ural and Volga rivers drain into it from the north, therefore its northern part is less saline.
  10. Lake Victoria, forms the border between Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya.Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes. The lake was named after Queen Victoria by the explorer John Hanning Speke, the first Briton to document it.
  11. Lake Nyasa also known as Lake Nyasa in Tanzania and Lago Niassa in Mozambique, is an African,Great Lake and the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system, forms the border of Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique.
  12. Lake Tanganyika forms the border of Zaire. Tanzania and Zambia.Lake Tanganyika is an African Great Lake. It is the second oldest freshwater lake in the world, the second largest by volume, and the second deepest, in all cases after Lake Baikal in Siberia.
  13. Lake Superior is the largest fresh water lake of the world.Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes of North America.
  14. Lake Great Bear it is famous as Port Radium.The Great Bear Lake is the largest lake entirely in Canada the fourth largest in North America, and the eighth largest in the world.
  15. Lake Athabasca famous as Uranium City.Lake Athabasca is located in the northwest corner of Saskatchewan and the northeast corner of Alberta between 58° and 60° N. The lake is 26% in Alberta and 74% in Saskatchewan.
  16. Lake Volta in Ghana is a largest man made lake.Lake Volta is the largest reservoir, man-made lake, in terms of surface area contained behind the Akosombo Dam. It is completely within the country of Ghana and has a surface area of 8,502 square kilometres
  17. Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela is famous for oil reserves.It is a large brackish tidal bay (or tidal estuary) in Venezuela and an “inlet of the Caribbean Sea.”
  18. Lake Chad forms the border of Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Camroon. It s a historically large, shallow, endorheic lake in Africa, which has varied in size over the centuries.

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