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 »

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... More »

Lakes form due to receding glaciers, plate tectonics, volcanism, meandering rivers, landslides and human damming. Most of the natural lakes in North America formed due to glaciers receding from the last ice age 18,000 ye... 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 »