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How Many Lakes Are There in the World?

Have you ever wondered how many lakes there are in the world?

Well, a study published on September 16th, 2014 in the Geophysical Research Letters journals reveals that number, and much more. I thought it would be a good idea to create an infographic with the most important data points. If you like it, don’t forget to share it or use the code below to embed it on your website.

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How many lakes in the world

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Catalin Trif is a nature enthusiast, blogger, and tech enthusiast. He is also addicted to travel and his guitar.


  1. Lisa Borre

    Hi Catalin,
    Nice work on this infographic! One small suggestion: it would be good to clarify that Lake Superior is the largest by surface area and Lake Baikal is the largest by volume. Thanks! Lisa

    1. Author

      Hi Lisa,

      I’m really glad you liked the infographic, and thank you for your suggestions.

      Now that you mentioned it, I see where it might cause a bit of confusion, so yes, I think a clarification is in order. I will re-edit the bits for Lake Superior and Lake Baikal.

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