Thursday, January 7, 2021

101 Interesting Facts About Canada ~ Canada has More Lakes than Any Other Country

Did you know that Canada has more lakes than any other country?  I did.  I don't remember how I know it but I do . . . 

Canada has more lake area than any other country in the world, with 563 lakes larger than 100 square kilometres. The Great Lakes, straddling the Canada-U.S. boundary, contain 18% of the world's fresh lake water.

In fact, Canada Has More Lakes than the Rest of the World Combined.  Almost 9% (or 891,163 square kilometres, to be exact) of Canada’s total surface area is covered by freshwater.  The largest lake in Canada is the aptly named Lake Superior, which covers 82,100 km squared. That’s a lot of water.

Why are there so many lakes in Canada?  The geological region with the most lakes is called the "Canadian Shield". ... All of those glacial pockmarks on the land filled with natural water from ground springs, rain, and waterways to become lakes. Today, many of these small lakes are connected via natural waterways, and form much larger lake and river systems.

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