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Top 5 Deepest Lakes In The World

Lake O'Higgins


Lake O'Higgins is located between Argentina and Chile and covers more than 2,500,000 acres. It is about 250 meters above sea level and situated amidst the O'Higgins Glacier and surrounded by spectacular mountains.

After Bernardo O'Higgins fought for the liberation of Argentina, Lake O'Higgins is the fifth deepest lake in the world.

Lake O'Higgins, which is also known as San Martín Lake in Argentina, looks like branches of a tree when viewed from the sky because of the way the tributaries are located. The depth is 2743 feet.

Lake Baikal

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Formed as a result of earthquakes about 20 million years ago, no matter, Lake Baikal in Russia is the world's deepest lake. Lake Baikal, located in the mountain range in the Russian region of Siberia, is 5387 feet deep. 


Besides, the entire lake nearly covers an area of ​​over 14,000,000 acres and is 636 km long. It is not only the world's deepest lake but also the most massive volume of freshwater. 

The water here is so clean that you can see a depth of 50 meters on a good day. More than 25 small islands can be found in this large lake, none of which are uninhabited. 

Lake Tanganyika

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Lake Tanganyika in Africa is believed to have been formed as a result of the rifting African plate about 10 million years ago. The lake is located between Tanzania, Congo, Burundi, and Zambia. Lake Tanganyika, which is 4820 feet deep, is situated between Tanzania, Congo, Burundi, and Zambia.


The lake, which covers more than 57000000 acres, is the second-largest freshwater volume lake in the world, second to the Lake Baikal. Still, it is the second-longest freshwater lake in the world, defeating Lake Baikal.

Spread over four countries was used for transport during World War I. Even today, this is a great relief for the people for agriculture and transportation.

Caspian Sea

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The Caspian Sea in Kazakhstan, which occurred about 5 million years ago after a tectonic uplift, is located between Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Turkmenistan. It is 3360 feet deep and the third deepest lake in the world.


Spread over an area of ​​nearly 9,200,000 acres, the Caspian Sea has Inflow sources such as the Volga and Ural rivers. It is also the world's largest salt lake. The Romans came here in the past and called it sea because most of the water in the lake contains salt. 

Well known for its oil industry, the lake is home to a wide variety of species. The lake is famous for its Caspian seal, Caspian turtle, and baleen whales.

Lake Vostok


Lake Vostok in Antarctica is located in the southern Pole of Cold. The lake was formed about 25 million years ago. The lake is about 3000 feet deep, and it is the fourth deepest lake in the world.

Surprisingly, the lake had not been identified until 2012. The reason is that it was covered with a deep layer of ice. The water level of the lake is 500 meters below sea level. 

The freezing point of Lake Vostok, which covers about 38,000 acres, has a temperature of 0 degrees Celsius. Still, the water of the lake remains liquid because of the high pressure of the ice.

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