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Sunday, 13 December 2015


There are 187,888 lakes larger than 500 square metres in Finland. No other country has as many.

Lake Nicaragua boasts the only fresh water sharks in the entire world.

Out of all the natural lakes in the world, more than 50 percent are situated in Canada.

The largest freshwater lake in the world is Lake Superior. It contains 10 percent of the world's fresh water.

The Aral Sea – once the world's fourth largest lake, is now 10% of its former size.

Lake Baikal in Siberia is 400 miles long, 50 miles wide and a mile deep. It is the world's largest freshwater lake and contains 20 per cent of the world's non-frozen fresh water supplies.

Lake Baikal contains more water than all of the American Great Lakes combined.

Lake Malawi contains the largest number of fish species of any lake in the world. There are between 500 and 1,000 fish species.

Lake Titicaca is a large, deep lake in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia with a surface elevation of 3,812 metres (12,507 ft). It is the world’s highest lake that’s deep enough for a boat to sail on.

Lake Titicaca. By Anthony Lacoste - Wikipedia

Minnesota's nickname is "Land of 10,000 Lakes," but the U.S. state actually has more than 11,000 lakes.

Despite being Florida's largest freshwater lake and covering an area of 730 square miles, Lake Okeechobee has an average depth of just 9 feet.

In 1980, oil drillers in Lake Peigneur, Louisiana accidentally poked a 14-inch hole in an active underground salt mine, which drained the entire 2.5 billion gallon lake. Incredibly, there were no fatalities.

There is a lake named "Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg " in Massachusetts - It means 'You fish on your side, I fish on my side.'

New Zealand’s Frying Pan Lake is always 113°-131°F and releases carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide, making it look like a boiling cauldron.

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