10 Countries With The Most Lakes

Australia:Containing many man-made lakes, coastal lagoons, natural inland lakes, and several temporary salt lakes, Australia is Number 10 on our list with a total of 11,400 lakes.

Argentina:is home to 13,600 lakes. Regions that were glaciated during the last ice age, such as the Andes Mountains and vast fertile lowlands covering the eastern and northern parts of the country.

China:has a massive surface area (3.7 million square miles), which makes it less of a surprise that it contains the fourth-highest number of lakes in the world.

Russia:is the world’s largest country in terms of land surface area. Not surprising for a country with a surface area of 17.1 million square kilometers.

Kazakhstan: is the ninth most lake-dense country in the world. Interestingly, it is also the 9th largest country in the world. In reality, there are 48,262 “lakes” in Kazakhstan. 

Canada: consisting of 879,800 lakes – more lakes than other countries combined! Canada contains about 62% of the world’s 1.42 million lakes. 

Sweden: This high number of lakes is majorly due to the fact the country was also covered in ice during the last Ice Age nearly 10,000 years ago.

Norway:Due to the entire country being covered by glacial ice during the last ice age, many lakes were formed, to make Norway the 7th country on our list – with a total of 20,000 lakes.

Brazil:contains many lakes, ranging from natural to artificial. Many of the 20,900 lakes documented in Brazil are located within the Amazon region, while many others are found outside of Amazon.

USA:is the third of the top three lake-dense countries in the world, with a whopping 102,500 lakes. Many of these lakes are found across all regions of the country, away from deserts in the southwest.

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