All the three largest lakes in Europe are in Russia.
The largest of them is Lake Lagoda. It has an area of 18,000 square
Picture: Lake Ladoga ; © Mikhail Markovskiy -
That’s the size of Slovenia. The second largest lake
in Europe is Lake Onega. It has an area of 10,000 square kilometres. Number
three on this list is an artificial lake. The Kuybyshev is in fact the third
largest reservoir in the world and has an area of 6450 square kilometres. Most
other large European lakes are in Scandinavia. The Vänern in Sweden for
example has an area of 5650 square kilometres and is the third largest natural
lake in Europe. The relatively famous Bodensee between Germany, Switzerland
and Austria is only on number 25 in that ranking of the biggest european lakes.