List of lakes by area

This is a list of terrestrial lakes with a surface area of more than approximately 2,000 square kilometres (800 sq mi), ranked by area. This list does not include reservoirs or lagoons.

The area of some lakes can vary considerably over time, either seasonally or from year to year. This is especially true of salt lakes in arid climates.

This list excludes seasonal lakes such as Lake Eyre (max area 9500 km²), Mar Chiquita Lake (Córdoba) (max area 6000 km²), Lake Torrens (max area 5745 km²) and Great Salt Lake (max area 4400 km²).

List of lakes

* denotes saline lake.

Source for the 20 largest lakes (and their areas):

See also

Notes and references

Note: Lake areas may slightly vary depending on the sources.


Further reading

External links

Uses material from the Wikipedia article List of lakes by area, released under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license.