Top 10 Lakes Around The World | Most Beautiful Lake on the Earth | Country-wise List and Ranking

Lakes are number of water (fresh or salty) that accumulates in a large enough area, which can occur due to melting of glaciers, rivers, or because of springs. Usually lakes can be used as recreational facilities, and sports. The lake is a large basin on the surface of the earth that is flooded by plain or salty water, which is surrounded by land.

Most lakes are fresh water and many are in the northern hemisphere at higher altitudes. A periglasial lake is a lake which in one of them forms an ice sheet, "ice cap" or glacier, this ice covers the flow of water out of the lake.

The term lake is also used to describe phenomena such as Lake Eyre, where the lake is dry in many times and is only filled during the rainy season. Many lakes are artificial and intentionally built for hydro-electric power supply, recreation (swimming, windsurfing, etc.), water supplies, etc.

Finland is known as the "Land of a Thousand Lakes" and Minnesota is known as "Ten Thousand Lakes Land". The Great Lakes in North America also have origin from the ice age. About 60% of the world's lakes are located in Canada, this is because of the chaotic drainage system that dominates this country.

On the moon there is a dark area with a base, similar to mare moon but smaller, called lacus (from Latin which means "lake"). They are estimated by astronomers as lakes.

The Rainy Lake is a 932 km² lake in the Canadian province of Ontario and in the US state of Minnesota.
The lake is surrounded by forests - Ohau, Temple, Hopkins, Ahuriri, Huxley and Dobson, in which hiking trails are laid. It is a popular place for fishing and recreation among tourists.

3. Lake Samilpo, Kangwon, North Korea

Samilpo: A natural lake that stretches from north to south in the Gaocheng-gun of Gangwon-do, in the eastern part of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. It is one of the eight scenic spots in Kanto, and it is now being built as a tourist attraction for the Korean people.

Lake Apanás, better known as Lago Apanás, is the first artificial lake in Nicaragua created in 1964 by the flood of the Apanás valley with the Tuma river. The waters of Lake Apanás allow national and foreign visitors to enjoy the experience of sailing in adventure tourism doing sport fishing activities and rowing boats competitions, as well as bird watching as it is the habitat of a great variety of lacustrine flora and fauna.
Lake Wakatipu is located in the extreme southwest of the Otago region, right on the border to Southland. With a length of about 80 kilometers Lake Wakatipu is the longest lake in the country. The lake is important for tourism due to its location at the foot of the Remarkables. The area around the lake is the center of extreme sports, such as bungee jumping. There are also extensive ski areas, hiking trails around the lake and an old steamboat, the TSS Earnslaw, operates regularly on the lake.
Lake Vadkert is a lake in Hungary, near the town of Soltvadkert. In Hungary, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions.

7. Sanabria Lake Natural Park, Zamora Province, Castile and León, Spain

8. Larnaca Salt Lake, Larnaca, Cyprus

9. Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia

10. Titiwangsa Lake Gardens, Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

11. Rara Lake, Mugu District, Nepal

12. Kainji Lake, Niger, Nigeria

13. Lake Yojoa, Honduras

14. Lake of Banyoles, Banyoles, Catalonia, Spain

15. Meinong Lake, Meinong, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

16. Gugang Lake, Jincheng, Kinmen, Taiwan

17. Pyala Lake, Jalkhand, Kaghan Valley, Pakistan

18. Lake Niegocin, Masurian Lake District, Poland

19. Lake Albert, Uganda

20. Chao Lake, Hefei, Anhui, China

21. Lake Vostok, Antarctica

22. Suraj Tal, CB Range, Lahaul Valley, Himachal, India

23. Lake Gunung Tujuh, Jambi, Indonesia

24. Zarzar Lake, Damascus, Syria

25. Jinshi Lake, Sanmin, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

26. Blatné, Slovakia

27. Brokopondo Reservoir, Suriname

28. Great Salt Lake, Utah, United States

29. Lake Sevan, Gegharkunik Province, Armenia

30. Lake Sentarum National Park, West Kalimantan, Indonesia

31. Apoyo Lagoon Natural Reserve, Granada, Nicaragua

32. Lake Chilwa, Zomba District, Malawi

33. Lagdo Reservoir, Northern Province, Cameroon

34. Besh-Tash Lake, Talas, Kyrgyzstan

35. Avoca Lake, Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia

36. Sawa Lake, Muthanna Governorate, Iraq

37. Bitan, Xindian District, New Taipei City, Republic of China (Taiwan)

38. Karambar Lake, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan

39. Lake Koocanusa, Montana / British Columbia, United States

40. Lake Burtnieks, Latvia

41. Lake Sumner, Hurunui District, New Zealand

42. Sheshnag Lake, Anantnag, Kashmir valley, India

43. Lake Tsomgo, Sikkim, India

44. Lake Brownworth, Antarctica

45. Ala-Kul, Terskey Alatau, Kyrgyzstan

46. Chilika Lake, Puri, India

47. Lake Dibawah, West Sumatra, Indonesia

48. Lulusar, Kaghan Valley, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

49. Saganaga Lake, Ontario, Canada

50. Lake Albina, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia

51. Lake Batur, Kintamani, Bali, Bangli Regency, Bali, Indonesia

52. Lake Kinkony, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar

53. Keenjhar Lake, Thatta District, Sindh, Pakistan

54. Lake Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

55. Lake of the Woods, Canada

56. Lake Urmia, Iran

57. Miedwie, Pomeranian Lakeland, Poland

58. Łebsko Lake, Słowiński National Park, Poland

59. Longtan Lake, Longtan, Taoyuan City, Taiwan

60. Rose Lake, Ontario, Canada

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