Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The most 10 world's largest lakes

The lake is a basin in the earth's surface that contains water. The lake may have benefits as well as functions such as for irrigation rice field irrigation, livestock and gardens, as an object of tourism, as hydropower or hydroelectric power, as a place of business land fishery, as a source of water supply for living things around as well as flood control and erosion. Ten lakes are listed as the world's largest lakes, fauna and biological diversity, here they are the ten lakes.

10.Nyasa
Lake Nyasa is the most southerly of the great African Rift Valley lakes. It is about 560 km long and has a greatest width of about 75 km. In contrast with Lake Tanganyika, it consists of a single basin with greatest depth of about 706 m near the western shore about 45 km north of Nkhata Bay. It lies between 9:30-and 14:30S at an altitude of about 500 m in a tropical climate. However it lies far enough south of the equator to experience marked seasonal variations in wind, temperature and precipitation.
Location: Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania
Area (km ²): 30,044
Length (km): 579
Maximum depth (m): 706.

9. Great Bear
Great Bear Lake, 31 328 km2, elevation 156 m, lies astride the Arctic Circle in the northwestern Northwest Territories, about 200 km south of the Arctic Ocean. It is 320 km long, up to 175 km wide and very deep - 413 m at one point. A string of interconnected lakes to the south - Hottah, Hardisty, Rae, Faber - is drained by the Camsell River into Conjuror Bay. Great Bear Lake lies in a vast wilderness, with the south and west arms reaching into the tundra and the east shore lapping the hard rock edge of the Canadian SHIELD.
Location: Canada
Area (km ²): 31 328
Length (km): 373
Maximum depth (m): 82


8. Baikal
Lake Baikal or also known as Blue Eye of Siberia and the Holy Sea is the deepest and oldest lake in the world and the most (in content) bargaining water on Earth. This lake contains more than 20% of the world's fresh water and more than 90% of freshwater Russia.
Location: Russia
Area (km ²): 31,500
Length (km): 636
Maximum depth (m): 1741


7. Tanganyika
This lake is the largest and deepest canyon lake in deepest Africa or number two in the world and save the largest freshwater reserves in the Western Rift in the Great Rift Valley and is in the area of ​​four countries, namely Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Zambia.
Location: Tanzania, Republic of Congo
Area (km ²): 32,893
Length (km): 676
Maximum depth (m): 1435


6. Aral
Aral Lake is a lake located in Central Asia. The lake is flanked by Kazakhstan (Aktobe Province and Kyzylorda) in the north and Uzbekistan (Karakalpakstan) in the south. The name of this lake can be roughly translated as "Sea Islands", which refers to more than 1,500 islands that ever existed in this lake.
Location: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan
Area (km ²): 59,596
Length (km): 397
Maximum depth (m): 229


5. Michigan
Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes in North America that restrict U.S. states: Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Chicago is the largest city on Lake Michigan.
Location: United States
Area (km ²): 58,016
Length (km): 517
Maximum depth (m): 281



4. Huron
Lake Huron is one of the five Great Lakes United. Is that all three of the estuary. Such as Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, and Lake Superior, the lake is also shared between the United States and Canada.
Location: United States, Canada
Area (km ²): 59,596
Length (km): 397
Maximum depth (m): 229


3. Victoria
Lake Victoria or Victoria Nyanza (also known as Ukerewe) is the largest lake in Africa, the world's largest tropical lake, and the second largest freshwater lake in surface area of ​​the world after Lake Superior. The lake is located in the highlands in the western Great Rift Valley of Africa and regulated by Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya.
Location: Tanzania, Uganda
Area (km ²): 69,485
Length (km): 322
Maximum depth (m): 82


2. Superior
Lake Superior is the largest North American Great Lakes that restrict Ontario in Canada, and Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan in the United States. He is the largest freshwater lake in the world in surface area.
Location: United States, Canada
Area (km ²): 82,414
Length (km): 616
Maximum depth (m): 406


1. Caspian
Caspian is a landlocked sea between Asia, Azerbaijan, Iran (province of Guilan, Mazandaran and Golestan), Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, and Europe (Russia), Dagestan, Kalmykia and the Astrakhan Oblast. He is the largest inland body of water, with a surface area of ​​371,000 km ², and therefore has the characteristics possessed by the sea and lakes. He is often ranked as the world's largest lake, though it does not contain fresh water but salt water.
Location: Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran
Area (km ²): 394,299
Length (miles): 1199
Maximum depth (m): 946

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