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Fact: Deepest Lake In The World ?

Deepest Lake In The World ?

Lake Baikal (Baikal) in Siberia, Russia is the deepest lake in the world measuring 1620m deep at its deepest point. This makes it not only deep but also the oldest lake in the world estimated to be around 25 million years old. At over 636 kilometers long and 80 kilometers wide this fresh water lake holds over 20 percent of all the fresh water in the world and is second in size only to the Caspian Sea (the caspian is called a sea but is technically a lake).

To put things into perspective the lake is so big that if all the rivers in the world flowed into its basin it would take almost 1 year to fill. We all know Siberia isn’t the warmest of places so you can imagine what a phenomenal site it is when in the winter months the lake freezes over holding ice up to 115 meters thick. Now that’s a lot of ice!

18 Comments

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 16th October 2010

    if the caspian sea is ‘technically’ a lake, then why isn’t that the deepest in the world ?

    • User Points: 1.8
      Posted on 6th January 2012
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      Hi John 🙂

      The article says that the Caspian sea is a lake and that it is the largest in size but that doesn’t mean another smaller lake i.e. Lake Baikal can’t have a deeper point within it.

      Lake Baikal is the deepest lake not the largest. You don’t have to be the deepest by being the largest.

      Hope that helps John

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 19th October 2010

    this is not true this lake is the 2nd deepest lake in the world

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 5th November 2010

    this website is easy and fun to read and also look at! LOL 🙂

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 7th November 2010

    that is a lot of ice and a very old lake and also it’s deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 28th November 2010

    Cool!!! This place should be visited!!!

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 31st December 2010

    Could you please include metric measurement in all your quick facts for the rest of us all around the world?!!

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 24th April 2011

    A fresh water body created by nature.So great . Please include some more photos of Lake Baikal

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 28th April 2011

    usa is really ugly

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 28th April 2011

    We are really proud of this amazing place.

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 22nd July 2011

    superb ….. i just love this place mind boggling

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 18th October 2011

    @Kerrie

    It is in Metric…… for the rest of the world.

    M=meters not miles
    Kilometers = 1000 meteres

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 29th October 2011

    what a cool place

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 17th November 2011

    …………….. not a nice place at all , this is really ugly in i hate russia…….:p

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 16th December 2011

    Cool.. I would like to visit this place

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 17th December 2011

    The maximum depth of the lake Baikal is 1637 m.

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 4th January 2012

    Hi nice Post written by you guys. It is amazing and wonderful to visit your site. Thank a ton for such a nice post.

  • User Points: 0.5
    Posted on 9th January 2012
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    That place looks really scary, but it’s really interesting to know these facts.

    Makes learning a little bit easier for people like me 🙂

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