The Deepest Lake in the World

Updated July 24, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

The Question:

What is the deepest lake-man-made or natural-in the world?

The Answer:

The deepest lake in the world is Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia. It is a natural lake that is 5,712 feet (1,741 meters) deep. That's more than one mile straight down!

See where Lake Baikal ranks compared to some of the other Large Lakes of the World.

-The Editors

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