20 Deepest Lakes in the World

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  • Post last modified:April 23, 2022

dozens of large and deep Natural lakes can be found all over the world, with the majority of them being freshwater. Many of the world’s deepest lakes formed naturally thousands or millions of years ago and are spread across the globe. Thousands of new species have been discovered in the lakes’ deep water. Many notable lakes are located above the globe’s equator.

Baikal Lake is the world’s deepest natural lake, with a depth of 1,637 metres below the surface. Baikal is located in Russia and has thick ice covers in the winter. Tanganyika and the Caspian Sea are the world’s second and third deepest lakes, respectively.

Lake Baikal. Olkhon Island in the summer Shamanka
Photo by Raimond Klavins on Unsplash
RankNameCountryDepth (meters)Depth (feet)
1BaikalRussia
Siberia
1,6375,369
2Tanganyika Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Zambia
Situated in East Africa
1,4704,823
3Caspian Sea Iran, Russia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan1,0253,363
4Vostok Antarctica1,0003,300
5O'Higgins-San Martín Chile, Argentina
Aysen (Chile), Santa Cruz (Argentina)
8362,742
6Malawi Mozambique, Tanzania, Malawi7062,316
7Issyk Kul Kyrgyzstan6682,192
8Great Slave Canada
Northwest Territories
6142,015
9CraterUnited States
Oregon
5941,949
10MatanoIndonesia
South Sulawesi
5901,936
11General Carrera-Buenos AiresChile, Argentina5861,923
12Hornindalsvatnet Norray
Vestland
5141,686
13Quesnel Canada
 British Columbia
5111,677
14Toba Indonesia
Sumatra
5051,657
15 SarezTajikistan
5051,657
16TahoeUnited States
British Columbia
5011,645
17ArgentinoArgentina
 Santa Cruz (Patagonia)
5001,640
18KivuCongo, Rwanda4801,575
19SalsvatnetNorway
Trondelag
4641,523
20Nahuel HuapiArgentina
Rio Negro, Patagonia
4641,523

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