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Water bodies

Referring to any significant accumulation of water usually on planet earth but also on other planetary bodies.

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Victoria Nyanza

Water bodies; Lakes

The largest lake in Africa and chief reservoir of the Nile, lying mainly in Tanzania and Uganda but bordering on Kenya. Among the freshwater lakes of the world it is exceeded in ...

Lake Eyre

Water bodies; Lakes

A great salt lake in central South Australia, with a total area of 3,700 square miles (9,300 square km). It lies in the southwestern corner of the Great Artesian Basin, a closed ...

Lake Onega

Water bodies; Lakes

The second largest lake in Europe, situated in the northwest part of the European portion of Russia, between Lake Ladoga and the White Sea. It covers an area of 3,753 square miles ...

Lake Maracaibo

Water bodies; Lakes

A large inlet of the Caribbean Sea, lying in the Maracaibo Basin of northwestern Venezuela. It is the largest natural lake in South America, covering an area of about 5,150 square ...

Lake Chad

Water bodies; Lakes

Located at the juncture of the boundaries of Nigeria, Niger, Chad, and Cameroon, the lake covered 9,900 sq mi (25,600 sq km) in the mid-20th century. Its water level has since ...

Lake Ladoga

Water bodies; Lakes

The largest lake in Europe, located in northwestern Russia about 25 miles (40 km) east of St. Petersburg. It is 6,700 square miles (17,600 square km) in area—exclusive of ...

Lake Balkhash

Water bodies; Lakes

The lake lies in the vast Balqash-Alaköl basin at 1,122 feet (342 m) above sea level and is situated 600 miles (966 km) east of the Aral Sea. It is 376 miles (605 km) long from ...