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Countries with the Most Lakes Over 100 Km²

Try to name the countries which have the most lakes over 100 square kilometers in size.
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Quiz by Trueintrovert
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Last updated: May 18, 2024
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First submittedSeptember 16, 2022
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Lakes
Country
325
Canada
134
Russia
110
United States
96
China
45
Finland
Lakes
Country
29
Sweden
29
Australia
28
Kazakhstan
23
Brazil
Lakes
Country
13
Argentina
11
Mongolia
11
Mexico
10
India
11 Comments
+14
Level ∞
May 17, 2024
Finally re-featured after two years.

I computed the lakes using a script based on Natural Earth data.

I chose a threshold of 100 square kilometers because of limitations in the data set. These numbers are probably a slight undercount.

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Level ∞
May 18, 2024
We have higher quality sources for Finland and Mongolia.

Thanks to the users who pointed out errors in the quiz before and sorry for the reset.

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Level 86
May 17, 2024
Do lakes that cross an international border (Lake Superior, Lake Victoria, etc.) count for all the countries they are partially in?
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Level ∞
May 17, 2024
Yes, as long as they have 100 square kilometers within the country.
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Level 59
May 17, 2024
Nice quiz!
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Level 54
May 26, 2024
Missed Mexico!
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Level 62
May 26, 2024
DR Congo maybe?

Lake Albert, Lake Edward, Lake Mai-Ndombe, Lake Kivu. Lake Tumba, Lake Kisale, Lake Upemba, Lake Mweru, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Nzilo

Problem is that Lake Nzilo is artificial

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Level 62
May 26, 2024
actually not a problem, theres Lake Zimbambo and Lake Kabamba
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Level 30
May 26, 2024
'See methodology in comments'

And spoil the quiz for myself with the answers?

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Level 39
Jun 2, 2024
They could’ve said ‘Do this quiz, THEN see methodology in comments’
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Level 33
May 27, 2024
missed sweden