Many countries have an abundance of lakes, but which one has the most?
According to The World Factbook, Canada has the most lakes in the world.
With over 563 lakes, Canada has more lakes than any other country. In fact, lakes make up about 9% of Canada’s total surface area. The Great Lakes, which are shared between Canada and the United States, make up the largest group of lakes in the world. Other large Canadian lakes include Lake Winnipeg, Lake Superior, and Great Bear Lake.
Many of Canada’s lakes were formed during the last ice age. As the glaciers melted, they left behind large areas of water. The Great Lakes were formed this way, and many of the smaller lakes in the Canadian Shield.
Lakes are an important part of Canada’s economy and way of life. They are used for transportation, recreation, and tourism. They are also a source of hydroelectric power and water for irrigation.
With so many lakes, it’s no wonder that Canada is known as the “Land of Lakes.”