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10 Deepest Lakes In The World

This is a list of the world’s deepest lakes (you can also take a look at the world’s largest lakes by area):

1. Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia – deepest lake in the world with a depth of 1,637 meters (5369 ft). Lake Baikal is also the most voluminous freshwater lake in the world, containing roughly 20% of the world’s unfrozen surface fresh water

10 Deepest Lakes In The World: Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia

10 Deepest Lakes In The World: Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia

 

2. Lake Tanganyika, central Africa – 1,470 meters  deep (4,823 ft). It is estimated to be also the second largest freshwater lake in the world by volume. The lake is divided among four countries – Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, and Zambia

10 Deepest Lakes In The World: Lake Tanganyika, central Africa

10 Deepest Lakes In The World: Lake Tanganyika, central Africa

3. The Caspian sea – 1,025 meters (3,363 ft). It 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 has no outflows and is bounded by Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan

10 Deepest Lakes In The World: The Caspian sea

10 Deepest Lakes In The World: The Caspian sea

 

4. Lake Vostok, Antartica – 900 meters (3000 ft). Lake is the largest of Antarctica’s almost 400 known subglacial lakes. The lake is located beneath Russia’s Vostok Station under the surface of the central East Antarctic Ice Sheet

10 Deepest Lakes In The World: Lake Vostok, Antartica

10 Deepest Lakes In The World: Lake Vostok, Antartica

5. Lake O’Higgins-San Martín, Chile & Argentina – 836 meters (2,742 ft) deep. Located in Patagonia, It has a surface area of 1,013 km and a shoreline length of 525 km. Viewed from above, the lake consists of a series of finger-shaped flooded valleys, of which 554 km are in Chile and 459 km in Argentina,

10 Deepest Lakes In The World:  Lake O'Higgins-San Martín

10 Deepest Lakes In The World: Lake O’Higgins-San Martín

 

6. Lake Malawi, ozambique, Tanzania, Malawi – 706 meters (2,316 ft). The third largest and second deepest lake in Africa

10 Deepest Lakes In The World: Lake Malawi

10 Deepest Lakes In The World: Lake Malawi

7. Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan – 668 meters (2,192 ft). Although it is surrounded by snow-capped peaks, Issyk Kul never freezes, hence its name, which means “hot lake” in the Kyrgyz language

10 Deepest Lakes In The World: Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan

10 Deepest Lakes In The World: Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan

 

8. Great Slave Lake, Canada – 614 meters (2,015 ft) – the deepest lake in North America

10 Deepest Lakes In The World: Great Slave Lake, Canada

10 Deepest Lakes In The World: Great Slave Lake, Canada

 

9. Crater Lake, Oregon, United States – 594 meters (1,949 ft). The lake partly fills a nearly 2,148-foot (655 m) deep caldera that was formed around 7,700 years ago by the collapse of the volcano Mount Mazama. It is known as one of the most beautiful crater lakes in the world

10 Deepest Lakes In The World: Carter Lake, Oragon, United States

10 Deepest Lakes In The World: Carter Lake, Oragon, United States

 

10. Matano, Indonesia – 590 meters (1,936 ft). Also known as Matana, It is one of the two major lakes in the Malili Lake system

10 Deepest Lakes In The World: Matano Lake

10 Deepest Lakes In The World: Matano Lake

         

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