Q:

What is the largest lake in North America?

A:

The largest lake in North America is Lake Superior. The lake is the largest of the Great Lakes of North America and has a surface area of 31,700 square miles.

Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area and the third by volume. The lake is shared by Canada and the United States, being bordered by Ontario and Minnesota to the north and west and by Michigan and Wisconsin to the south. Lake Superior receives water from approximately 200 rivers, such as the St. Louis, the Nipigon, the Pigeon and others. The main islands on Lake Superior are Isle Royale, the Apostle Islands and St. Ignace.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    What is the largest lake in the world?

    A:

    The largest lake in the world is the Caspian Sea. It has a surface area of 143,200 square miles. It is also the largest lake in the world by volume, containing 18,800 cubic miles of water. This oceanic lake is bordered by Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the largest lake in Europe?

    A:

    The largest lake in Europe is Lake Ladoga. It is 6,700 square miles in area, excluding its 660 islands, and is 136 miles long. Its basin measures at 100,000 square miles.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the longest river in North America?

    A:

    Running between the state of Missouri and its source in Montana, the longest river in North America is the Missouri River. The river flows 2,341 miles until it reaches its mouth at the Mississippi River north of St. Louis. The Missouri River, just slightly longer than the Mississippi River, combines with it to form the fourth largest river system in the world after the Nile, Amazon and Yangtze rivers.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where are the Great Lakes located?

    A:

    Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake Superior and Lake Ontario, otherwise known as the Great Lakes of North America, are located in the northern United States near the Canadian border. Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Ontario all have Great Lakes coastline.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore