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.

1. Larnaca Salt Lake, Larnaca, Cyprus

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

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

4. Rara Lake, Mugu District, Nepal

5. Kainji Lake, Niger, Nigeria

6. Lake Yojoa, Honduras

7. Lake of Banyoles, Banyoles, Catalonia, Spain

8. Meinong Lake, Meinong, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

9. Gugang Lake, Jincheng, Kinmen, Taiwan

10. Pyala Lake, Jalkhand, Kaghan Valley, Pakistan

11. Lake Niegocin, Masurian Lake District, Poland

12. Lake Albert, Uganda

13. Chao Lake, Hefei, Anhui, China

14. Lake Vostok, Antarctica

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

16. Lake Gunung Tujuh, Jambi, Indonesia

The Rainy Lake is a 932 km² lake in the Canadian province of Ontario and in the US state of Minnesota.

18. Zarzar Lake, Damascus, Syria

19. Jinshi Lake, Sanmin, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

20. Blatné, Slovakia

21. Brokopondo Reservoir, Suriname

22. Great Salt Lake, Utah, United States

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.

24. Lake Sevan, Gegharkunik Province, Armenia

25. 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.

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

30. Oguta Lake, Imo, Nigeria

31. Bosten Lake, Bayingolin Prefecture, Xinjiang, China

32. Lake Ohrid, Albania–Macedonia border, Republic of Albania

33. Morské oko, Vihorlat Mountains, Slovakia

34. Lake Ranau, Sumatera Selatan dan Lampung, Indonesia

35. Chengcing Lake, Niaosong, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

36. Lake Tsimanampetsotsa, Toliara Province, Madagascar

37. Changpi Lake, Sanxing, Yilan County, Taiwan

38. Lake Maninjau, West Sumatra, Indonesia

39. Gavkhouni, Iran

40. Kundol Lake, Utror Valley, Swat Valley, Pakistan

41. Lake Laut Tawar, Aceh, Indonesia

42. Lake Edward, Uganda

43. Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

44. Mahodand Lake, Usho, Swat Valley, Pakistan

45. Dongting Lake, Hunan, China

46. Zemplínska šírava, Michalovce, Slovakia

47. Hongze Lake, Jiangsu, China

48. Rush Lake, Nagar Valley Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

49. Lake Tanganyika, African Great Lake, Africa

50. Lake Zaysan, between the Altai and the Tarbagatai Mountains, Kazakhstan

51. Lake Tritriva, Vàkinankàratra, Madagascar

52. Kapka Tash Lake, Toktogul, Jalal-Abad Province, Kyrgyzstan

53. Lake Alaotra, Toamasina Province, Madagascar

54. Lake Managua, Nicaragua

55. Phewa Lake, Kaski, Nepal

56. Köl-Suu, At-Bashi, Naryn Province, Kyrgyzstan

57. Lake Sarysu, Imishli Rayon, Sabirabad Rayon, Azerbaijan

58. Lake Lessing, Aragatsotn, Armenia

59. Rupa Lake, Kaski, Nepal

60. Phander Lake, Phander, Ghizer District, Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan

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