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<span class='fontSize16'><span class='colorGray'>, Jinotega, </span><span class='colorOrange'>Nicaragua</span></span>
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<span class='fontSize16'><span class='colorGray'>, Otago Region, South Island, </span><span class='colorOrange'>New Zealand</span></span>
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<span class='fontSize16'><span class='colorGray'>, Soltvadkert, </span><span class='colorOrange'>Hungary</span></span>
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

Sanabria Lake Natural Park<span class='fontSize16'><span class='colorGray'>, Zamora Province, Castile and León, </span><span class='colorOrange'>Spain</span></span>

The origin of this natural space is located in the coldest phases of the Quaternary, when in Sanabria the glacial conditions that significantly affected the modeling of its mountains were established. During this period, the limit of perpetual snows was set at around 1600 m altitude, which allowed during the Würm glaciation in the high plateau of the sierra, large accumulations of ice and snow will be established, creating a plateau or ice cap glacier. From it diverged long and powerful tongues of ice embedded in the previous river valleys. 10,000 years ago the glaciation ended and the glacier tongue was removed, revealing wide and deep valleys, glacial circuses, abhorred rocks, glacial stretch marks, moraines, the lake and more than 20 lagoons scattered throughout the mountains.

8. Larnaca Salt Lake, Larnaca, Cyprus

The salty lake of Larnaca is in the west of the city of Larnaca. It is a complex network of four salty lakes (3 of them interconnected) of different sizes. The largest lake is Lake Aliki followed by Lake Orphani, Lake Soros and Lake Spiro. They form the second salty lake by size in Cyprus after the salty lake of Limassol. The total area of the lakes adds 2.2 km² and being just in front of the road that leads to Larnaca International Airport. It is one of the most marked landmarks in the area. It is considered one of the most important wetlands in Cyprus and has been declared a Ramsar site, Natura 2000 site, an area of special protection under the Barcelona Convention and an important area for birds (IBA). It is surrounded by a halophytic shrubby area and behind it is the Hala Sultan Tekke, one of the most sacred sanctuaries within Ottoman Islam. It houses the tomb of Umm Haram, nurse of Mohammed.

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

The Dove Lake is a glacial lake in the northwest of the Australian state of Tasmania. It is located in the northern part of the Cradle Mountain Lake St. Clair National Park, north of Cradle Mountain, on the upper reaches of the Dove River. Dove Lake is a popular tourist attraction. Well maintained trails, z. As the climb to Cradle Mountain surround it. In the area around the lake there are beech bushes, tussock grass, snow eucalyptus and cypress scales spruce. The local wildlife consists of various wombats, ant-hedgehogs, Filandern and Tiger Otters.

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

Titiwangsa Lake Gardens located at Jalan Kuantan is a recreational area located northeast of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It has a park by the lake and has paddling, kayaking, children's playgrounds, traffic playgrounds, horse riding and rhythmic fountains. There are also tennis courts, sports complexes, squash halls and other sports facilities.

11. Rara Lake, Mugu District, Nepal

Rara Lake is located in Mugu district of Nepal's state number 6 Karpali state. Rara Lake can be reached after a 3-hour walk west from the District Headquarters Gamgarhi. The height of this lake is 2972 meters above sea level and the length of this lake is 5 kilometers, width 3.2 kilometers. Rara Lake has a depth of 167 meters. Every year tourists come here to visit not only Nepal but also from abroad. This lake changes its color many times a day. King of Nepal Mahendra Veer Vikram Shah Dev came here to visit, since then this lake was named Rara Lake, now it is also called Mahendra Lake.

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

61. Cahora Bassa, Mozambique

62. Lake Victoria, the Great Lakes, Uganda, Africa

63. Hanna Lake, Zarghoon Range, Urak Valley Quetta, Pakistan

64. Lake Hévíz, Hévíz, Hungary

65. Lake Wanaka, Otago, South Island, New Zealand

66. Gatun Lake, Colón, Panama

67. Nainital Lake, Uttarakhand, India

68. Lake Hāwea, Queenstown-Lakes District, New Zealand

69. Lake Güija, Jutiapa, Guatemala

70. Lake Cootapatamba, Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, Australia

71. Chiaming Lake, Haiduan, Taitung County, Taiwan

72. Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie District, New Zealand

73. Lake Tai, southern Jiangsu and northern Zhejiang, China

74. Chatyr-Kul, Tian Shan mountains, Naryn, Kyrgyzstan

75. Lakes of Covadonga, Asturias, Spain

76. Lake Vida, Antarctica

77. Lake Malawi, African Great Lake, Tanzania

78. Lake Monoun, West Province, Cameroon

79. Heaven Lake, North Korea

80. Lake Nasser, Egypt

81. Lake Merzbacher, Inylchek Glaciers, Kyrgyzstan

82. Waterton Lake, Montana, United States

83. Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

84. Lake Homs, Homs Governorate, Syria

85. Lake Michigan, United States

86. Zlaté Piesky, Bratislava, Slovakia

87. Lake Tana, Amhara Region, Ethiopia

88. Lake Conococha, Ancash, Peru

89. Lake Valencia, within Carabobo State and Aragua State, Venezuela

90. Lake Oku, Bamenda Plateau, Cameroon

91. Lake No, South Sudan

92. Lake Whillans, Antarctica

93. Khalti Lake, Khalti, Punial, Ghizer District, Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan

94. Lake Ellesmere, Christchurch City, New Zealand

95. Begnas Lake, Kaski, Nepal

96. Lake Ağgöl, Aghjabadi Rayon, Imishli Rayon, Azerbaijan

97. Namak Lake, Iran

98. Makgadikgadi Pan, Okavango Delta, Botswana

99. Sun Moon Lake, Yuchi, Nantou County, Taiwan

100. Lake Balkhash, Kazakhstan

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