Synonyms of 'Lakes, lochs, and loughs'
AllenAnnecyAral Sea or Lake Arala lake in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, east of the Caspian Sea, formerly the fourth largest lake in the world: shallow and saline, now badly polluted; use of its source waters for irrigation led to a loss of over 50% of its area between 1967 and 1997, after which the reduction began to be slowed. Area originally (to 1960) about 68 000 sq km (26 400 sq miles); water area reduced by 2004 to about 17 158 sq km (6625 sq miles) and the lake divided into sections ArdAthabaskaAvernoa crater lake in Italy, near Naples: in ancient times regarded as an entrance to hell AweBaikalBalaa narrow lake in Gwynedd: the largest natural lake in Wales. Length: 6 km (4 miles) BalatonLakelake in W Hungary: largest lake in central Europe: c. 230 sq mi (596 sq km) BalkhashLakelarge lake in SE Kazakhstan, half saline & half freshwater, the halves separated by a sandbar: c. 6,500 sq mi (16,835 sq km) Bangweulushallow lake in N Zambia: including swamps, 3,800 sq mi (9,842 sq km) Bassenthwaitea lake in NW England, in Cumbria near Keswick. Length: 6 km (4 miles) BelfastBielBodenseeButtermerea lake in NW England, in Cumbria, in the Lake District, southwest of Keswick. Length: 2 km (1.25 miles) Caspian Seaa salt lake between SE Europe and Asia: the largest inland sea in the world; fed mainly by the River Volga. Area: 394 299 sq km (152 239 sq miles) ChadChamplainLakelake on the N section of the border between N.Y. and Vt.: c. 125 mi (201 km) long ComoConiston Watera lake in NW England, in Cumbria: scene of the establishment of world water speed records by Sir Malcolm Campbell (1939) and his son Donald Campbell (1959). Length: 8 km (5 miles) ConstanceCrummock Watera lake in NW England, in Cumbria in the Lake District. Length: 4 km (2.5 miles) Dead Seaa lake between Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank, now 420 m (1378 ft) below sea level; originally 390 m (1285 ft): the lowest lake in the world, with no outlet and very high salinity; outline, esp at the southern end, reduced considerably in recent years. Area: originally about 950 sq km (365 sq miles); by 2003 about 625 sq km (240 sq miles) Derwentwatera lake in NW England, in Cumbria in the Lake District. Area: about 8 sq km (3 sq miles) Dongtinga lake in S China, in NE Hunan province: main outlet flows to the Yangtze; rice-growing in winter. Area: (in winter) 3900 sq km (1500 sq miles) EarnEdwardLakelake in EC Africa, between Democratic Republic of the Congo & Uganda: 830 sq mi (2,150 sq km) Ennerdale Watera lake in NW England, in Cumbria in the Lake District. Length: 4 km (2.5 miles) ErieErneEyreLakeshallow salt lake in NE South Australia, varying from frequently dry to c. 3,700 sq mi (9,583 sq km) FromeFyneGardaLakelake in N Italy, on the Lombardy-Veneto border: 143 sq mi (370 sq km) GatúnGenevaGrasmereGreat BearGreat BitterGreat Lakesa group of five lakes in central North America with connecting waterways: the largest group of lakes in the world: consists of Lakes Superior, Huron, Erie, and Ontario, which are divided by the border between the US and Canada and Lake Michigan, which is wholly in the US; constitutes the most important system of inland waterways in the world, discharging through the St Lawrence into the Atlantic. Total length: 3767 km (2340 miles). Area: 246 490 sq km (95 170 sq miles) Great SaltGreat SlaveHawes Watera lake in NW England, in the Lake District: provides part of Manchester's water supply; extended by damming from 4 km (2.5 miles) to 6 km (4 miles) HuronIjsselmeer or YsselmeerIliamnaa lake in SW Alaska: the largest lake in Alaska. Length: about 130 km (80 miles). Width: 40 km (25 miles) IlmenIssyk-Kula lake in NE Kyrgyzstan in the Tian Shan mountains, at an altitude of 1609 m (5280 ft): one of the largest mountain lakes in the world. Area: 6200 sq km (2390 sq miles) Karibaa lake on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border, created by the building of the Kariba Dam across the Zambezi for hydroelectric power. Length: 282 km (175 miles) Katrinea lake in central Scotland, east of Loch Lomond: noted for its associations with Sir Walter Scott's Lady of the Lake. Length: about 13 km (8 miles) KivuLakelake in EC Africa, on the border of Democratic Republic of the Congo & Rwanda: c. 1,100 sq mi (2,849 sq km) Koko Nor or Kuku Nora lake in W China, in Qinghai province in the NE Tibetan Highlands at an altitude of about 3000 m (10 000 ft): the largest lake in China. Area: about 4100 sq km (1600 sq miles) KootenayLadogaLakelake in NW Russia, near the Finnish border: largest lake in Europe: c. 7,000 sq mi (18,130 sq km) LagganLake of the Woodsa lake in N central North America, mostly in W Northern Ontario, Canada: fed chiefly by the Rainy River; drains into Lake Winnipeg by the Winnipeg River; many islands; tourist region. Area: 3846 sq km (1485 sq miles) Levena lake in E central Scotland: one of the shallowest of Scottish lochs, with seven islands, on one of which Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned (1567–8). Length: 6 km (3.7 miles). Width: 4 km (2.5 miles) LinnheLittle BitterLochyLomonda lake in W Scotland, north of Glasgow: the largest Scottish lake; designated a national park in 2002. Length: about 38 km (24 miles). Width: up to 8 km (5 miles) LucerneLuganoLémanMaggioreLakelake in NW Italy & S Switzerland: 82 sq mi (212 sq km) Malawithe Malawi name for (Lake) NyasaManaguaa lake in W Nicaragua: drains into Lake Nicaragua by the Tipitapa River. Length: 61 km (38 miles). Width: about 26 km (16 miles) Manitobaa lake in W Canada, in S Manitoba: fed by the outflow from Lake Winnipegosis; drains into Lake Winnipeg. Area: 4706 sq km (1817 sq miles)MaracaiboMeadLakelake in SE Nev. & NW Ariz., formed by Hoover Dam on the Colorado River: c. 250 sq mi (647 sq km) MeechMemphremagoglake in N Vt. & S Quebec, Canada: c. 27 mi (43 km) long; 2-4 mi (3.2-6.4 km) wide MenteithMichiganMirafloresMistassinilake in SC Quebec, Canada: 840 sq mi (2,176 sq km) MobutuMorarMwerua lake in central Africa, on the border between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Area: 4196 sq km (1620 sq miles) Nam Co or Nam Tsoa salt lake in SW China, in SE Tibet at an altitude of 4629 m (15 186 ft). Area: about 1800 sq km (700 sq miles) NasserNeaghNessLochlake in NW Scotland: 23 mi (37 km) long NeuchâtelNicaraguaa republic in Central America, on the Caribbean and the Pacific: colonized by the Spanish from the 1520s; gained independence in 1821 and was annexed by Mexico, becoming a republic in 1838. Official language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: córdoba. Capital: Managua. Pop: 5 788 531 (2013 est). Area: 131 812 sq km (50 893 sq miles) NipigonLakelake in WC Ontario, Canada, north of Lake Superior: 1,870 sq mi (4,843 sq km) NipissingLakelake in SE Ontario, Canada, between Georgian Bay & the Ottawa River: 350 sq mi (906 sq km) NoNyasaOkeechobeeLakelake in SE Fla. at the N edge of the Everglades: 700 sq mi (1,813 sq km): main element of Okeechobee Waterway, a system of connected canals, rivers, & lakes across the Fla. peninsula Onegaa lake in NW Russia, mostly in the Karelian Republic: the second largest lake in Europe. Area: 9891 sq km (3819 sq miles) Oneidaa lake in central New York State: part of the New York State Barge Canal system. Length: about 35 km (22 miles). Greatest width: 9 km (6 miles) Ontarioa lake between the US and Canada, bordering on New York State and Ontario province: the smallest of the Great Lakes; linked with Lake Erie by the Niagara River and Welland Canal; drained by the St Lawrence. Area: 19 684 sq km (7600 sq miles)PatosPeipusa lake in W Russia, on the boundary with Estonia: drains into the Gulf of Finland. Area: 3512 sq km (1356 sq miles) PontchartrainLakeshallow saltwater lake in SE La.: 625 sq mi (1,619 sq km) PoopóLakeshallow saltwater lake in WC Bolivia: 970 sq mi (2,512 sq km); altitude, c. 12,000 ft (3,658 m) Poyang or P'o-yangPskovRannochReindeerSaint ClairSaint JohnSea of GalileeSevanStanley Poola lake between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo-Brazzaville, formed by a widening of the River Congo. Area: 829 sq km (320 sq miles) SuperiorLakelargest & westernmost of the Great Lakes, between Mich. & Ontario, Canada: 31,700 sq mi (82,103 sq km) SweenTahoeLakelake between Calif. & Nev.: resort area: 193 sq mi (500 sq km) TanaTanganyikaTaupoTayThirlmerea lake in NW England, in Cumbria in the Lake District: provides part of Manchester's water supply. Length: 6 km (4 miles) Thuna lake in central Switzerland, formed by a widening of the Aar River. Length: about 17 km (11 miles). Width: 3 km (2 miles) TienTiticacaLakelake in South America, on the border of SE Peru & W Bolivia: c. 3,500 sq mi (9,065 sq km); altitude, 12,500 ft (3,810 m) Tonle Sapa lake in W central Cambodia, linked with the Mekong River by the Tonle Sap River. Area: (dry season) about 2600 sq km (1000 sq miles); (rainy season) about 10 000 sq km (3860 sq miles) TorrensLakeshallow salt lake in SE South Australia: c. 2,230 sq mi (5,776 sq km) TorridonTrasimeneTummelTurkanaLakelake in NW Kenya, on the Ethiopian border: c. 3,500 sq mi (9,065 sq km); c. 185 mi (298 km) long Ullswatera lake in NW England, in Cumbria in the Lake District. Length: 12 km (7.5 miles) UrmiaLakelarge saltwater lake in NW Iran: c. 1,500-2,300 sq mi (3,885-5,957 sq km) VanVictoriaVoltaWaikaremoanaWashingtonWast Watera lake in NW England, in Cumbria in the Lake District. Length: 5 km (3 miles) Windermerea lake in NW England, in Cumbria in the SE part of the Lake District: the largest lake in England. Length: 17 km (10.5 miles) WinnebagoWinnipega city in S Canada, capital of Manitoba at the confluence of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers: University of Manitoba (1877) and University of Winnipeg (1871). Pop: 663 617 (2011) ZugZürich ▷ See lake
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