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. More »

The largest country by area in North America is Canada. By population, Canada is only the third largest, trailing both Mexico and the United States. More »

The Great Lakes are important because they contain 20 percent of the world's fresh water and exhibit tremendous biodiversity. They are also a vital water source and play an important role in transportation and the U.S. a... More »

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. More »

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 b... More »

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. Loui... More »

The Bering Strait separates North America from Asia. It is a sea passage located between Alaska and Russia. The length of the Strait is 58 miles, and it has areas where the water depth can reach 165 feet. More »