Breathtaking Lakes - pictures from all around the world!

There are many marvels of nature Mother Earth has in store for us. Let's take a look at some of the most beautiful lake landscapes - maybe you'll get inspired by those spectacular views and include those lakes in you future journeys?

And now - some facts about lakes on our planet Earth:
  • The majority of lakes on Earth are fresh water, and most lie in the Northern Hemisphere at higher latitudes
  • More than 60 percent of the world's lakes are in Canada.
  • Finland is known as The Land of the Thousand Lakes, (actually there are 187,888 lakes in Finland, of which 60,000 are large).
  • the U.S. state of Minnesota is known as The Land of Ten Thousand Lakes.
  • The license plates of the Canadian province of Manitoba used to claim 100,000 lakes as one-upmanship on Minnesota, whose license plates boast of its 10,000 lakes.
  • Many lakes are artificial and are constructed for hydro-electric power generation, recreationalindustrial use, agricultural use or domestic water supply purposes. 
  • Large lakes contribute to the area of standing water with 122 large lakes of 1,000 square kilometres  or more representing about 29 percent of the total global area of standing inland water. 


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    1. I am so happy to read this. This is the kind of manual that needs to be given and not the random misinformation that's at the other blogs. Thanks for sharing this

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