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Which one of the following is the largest lake in the world ?
1. Caspian Sea
2. Lake Baikal
3. Dal Lake
4. Sambhar Lake

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Caspian Sea

The correct answer is Caspian Sea.

  • The Caspian Sea is the largest inland body of water on the earth surface.
  • The Caspian Sea lies at the junction of Europe and Asia.
  • It has the greatest surface area of any lake at 143,200 square miles (370,886 square kilometers).
  • It accounts for 40 to 44% of the total lacustrine waters of the world.
  • The Caspian Sea is bounded by:
    • Russia from mid-north to mid-west.
    • Kazakhstan from mid-north to mid-east.
    • Azerbaijan to the southwest.
    • Iran to the south and adjacent corners.
  • The Caspian Sea is best known for its caviar and oil industries.

  • Lake Baikal is the largest freshwater lake by volume.
    • It containing 22 to 23% of the world's fresh surface water.
  • Dal is a lake located at Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir.
    • Dal lake is also called  "Srinagar's Jewel".
    • Dal lake is known for houseboats.
  • The Sambhar Salt Lake is the largest inland salt lake in India.
    • It is located in Rajasthan.

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