Largest lake [Freshwater by volume]
Last updated: October 15, 2017 at 4:45 am
Lake Baikal (Russia) has a volume of 23,600 sq km (5,662 sq miles) which is equivalent to 20% of the world’s fresh surface water or the combined volume of all five North American Great Lakes. It is also the deepest lake in the world at 1,741 m (5,712 ft).
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