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Snow-covered Landscape Around Lake Superior, USA and Canada

47.7N 86.9W

January 11th, 2012 Category: Lakes

USA and Canada - December 26th, 2011

Visible at the top of this image is Lake Superior, the largest of the five Great Lakes of North America. It is bounded to the north by the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of Minnesota, and to the south by the U.S. states of Wisconsin and Michigan. Here, the land surrounding it in both countries is dusted with snow.

It is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area if Lake Huron and Lake Michigan are considered to be two lakes. Its surface area is 31,700 square miles (82,103 km2). It is also the world’s third-largest freshwater lake by volume, containing 2,900 cubic miles (12,100 kmĀ³) of water. This means that there is enough water in Lake Superior to cover the entire land mass of North and South America with 1 foot (30 cm) of water.

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