20 Deepest Lakes in the World

There are hundreds of major Natural lakes in the world, the lakes in the world holds most part of the total freshwater in the world, the deepest lakes are natural and thousands or millions of years old, and located in low and high altitude places, there are thousands of new kind species found in the deep water that in the lakes and ocean. There are hundreds of notable lakes above the equator of the earth and Baikal Lake is the deepest Natural Lake on the planet at the depth of 1,637 meters from the surface, Baikal is located in Russia and thick ice covers in the winter. Tanganyika and Caspian Sea are the second and third deepest lakes in the world.

List of 20 deepest Natural lakes on the Planet

Rank Name Country Region Depth (meters) Depth (feet)
1 Baikal Russia Siberia 1,637 5,369
2 Tanganyika Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Zambia Central Africa 1,470 4,823
3 Caspian Sea Iran, Russia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan 1,025 3,363
4 Vostok Antarctica 1,000 3,300
5 O’Higgins-San Martín Chile, Argentina Aysén (Chile), Santa Cruz (Argentina) 836 2,742
6 Malawi Mozambique, Tanzania, Malawi 706 2,316
7 Issyk Kul Kyrgyzstan 668 2,192
8 Great Slave Canada Northwest Territories 614 2,015
9 Crater United States Oregon 594 1,949
10 Hornindalsvatnet Norway Sogn og Fjordane 237 778
11 Toba Indonesia Sumatra 216 707
12 Karakul Tajikistan 210 689
13 Sarez Tajikistan 202 662
14 Caspian Sea Iran, Russia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan 184 604
15 Ranau Indonesia Sumatra 174 571
16 Quesnel Canada British Columbia 157 515
17 Ohrid Macedonia, Albania 155 508
18 Geneva Switzerland, France 153 502
19 Singkarak Indonesia West Sumatra 149 489
20 Loch Ness United Kingdom Scotland 133 436
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