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Ten Highest Lakes in the World

The 10 Highest Lakes on the Planet

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A lake is a body of fresh or salt water that is normally found in a basin (a sunken area or one with lower elevation than the area surrounding it) surrounded by land. They can be formed naturally via several different Earth physical processes or they can be artificial and created by humans for different uses. Nevertheless, the Earth is home to hundreds of thousands of lakes that vary in size, type and location. Some of these lakes are located in very low elevations, while others are high in mountain ranges.

The following is a list of the Earth's ten highest lakes as arranged by their altitude:

1) Ojos del Salada
Elevation: 20,965 feet (6,390 m)
Location: Argentina

2) Lhagba Pool
Elevation: 20,892 feet (6,368 m)
Location: Tibet

3) Changtse Pool
Elevation: 20,394 feet (6,216 m)
Location: Tibet

4) East Rongbuk Pool
Elevation: 20,013 feet (6,100 m)
Location: Tibet

5) Acamarachi Pool
Elevation: 19,520 feet (5,950 m)
Location: Chile

6) Lake Licancbur
Elevation: 19,410 feet (5,916 m)
Location: Bolivia and Chile

7) Aguas Calientes Pool
Elevation: 19,130 feet (5,831 m)
Location: Chile

8) Ridonglabo Lake
Elevation: 19,032 feet (5,801 m)
Location: Tibet

9) Poquentica Lake
Elevation: 18,865 feet (5,750 m)
Location: Bolivia and Chile

10) Damavand Pool
Elevation: 18,536 feet (5,650 m)
Location: Iran

Lake Titicaca, on the border of Peru and Bolivia, is the world's highest navigable lake. It is at 12,503 feet (3,811 m) in elevation. It is additionally the largest lake in South America based on volume of water.

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