List of largest lakes of Europe

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The regional division of Europe used in the table:

This is a list of lakes of Europe with an average area greater than 100 km². Some smaller lakes may be missing from the list.

Ranking:

  • [1]: Overall ranking
  • [2]: By sub-region

Reservoirs and smaller sub-basins that are already counted are not ranked.

List[edit]

[1] [2] Name Alternative names Country Average
area (km²)
Notes
1 E01 Ladoga Лáдожское Óзеро, Laatokka Russia 17,700 14th largest lake in the world
2 E02 Onega Onego, Онежское озеро, Ääninen, Äänisjärvi Russia 9,894 18th largest lake in the world
Kuybyshev Kuybyshevskoye Reservoir, Ку́йбышевское водохрани́лище Russia 6,450 3rd largest reservoir in the world
3 N01 Vänern Sweden 5,655 Largest lake in Sweden and European Union
Rybinsk Rybinskoye Reservoir, Ры́бинское водохрани́лище Russia 4,580
4 N02 Saimaa Saimen Finland 4,377 Largest lake in Finland; a group of smaller lake basins
5 E03 Peipus Peipsi-Pihkva järv, Чудско-Псковское озеро, Peipusa ezers Estonia, Russia 3,555 Largest lake in Estonia
Tsimlyansk Tsimlyanskoye Reservoir, Цимля́нское водохрани́лище Russia 2,702
Kremenchuk Кременчуцьке водосховище Ukraine 2,250
Kakhovka Каховське водосховище Ukraine 2,155
6 N03 Vättern Sweden 1,893
Saratov Саратовское водохрани́лище Russia 1,831
Gorky Горьковское водохрани́лище Russia 1,591
Suur-Saimaa Finland 1,377 Largest basin of Saimaa
7 E04 Beloye Белое озеро Russia 1,290
8 E05 Vygozero Выгозеро, Uikujärvi Russia 1,250 Original area 766 km² before the construction of a dam
9 N04 Mälaren Sweden 1,140
10 W01 IJsselmeer Netherlands 1,100 Largest lake in the Netherlands
11 N05 Päijänne Finland 1,081 Deepest lake in Finland
12 N06 Inari Inarijärvi, Enare träsk, Anárjávri, Aanaarjävri, Aanarjäuˊrr Finland 1,040
Kiev Київське водосховище Ukraine 992
13 E06 Topozero Топозеро, Tuoppajärvi Russia 986
14 E07 Ilmen Ильмень, Ilmajärvi Russia 982 (733–2,090)
14 E08 Lake Sevan Sevan Armenia 940 (1,416)
15 E08 Segozero Сегозеро, Seesjärvi Russia 906
16 N07 Pielinen Finland 894
17 N08 Oulujärvi Ule träsk Finland 887
18 E09 Imandra Имандра, Imantero, Avvir Russia 876
Pihlajavesi Finland 713 Part of Saimaa
Pihkva Estonia, Russia 710 Part of Peipus
19 W02 Markermeer Netherlands 700
19 E10 Iron Gates Romania/Serbia 700
Kaniv Канівське водосховище Ukraine 675
20 E10 Pyaozero Пяозеро, Pääjärvi Russia 659
21 E11 Kovdozero Ковдозеро, Koutajärvi Russia 608
Mingachevir Azerbaijan 605
Orivesi Finland 601 Part of Saimaa
22 E12 Balaton Plattensee (German) Hungary 592 Largest lake in Central Europe
23 W03 Geneva Lac Léman, Lac de Genève Switzerland, France 581 Largest lake in Switzerland and France, largest lake in the Alps
Dniprodzerzhynsk Дніпродзержинське водосховище Ukraine 567
Haukivesi Finland 562 Part of Saimaa
24 W04 Constance Bodensee Germany, Switzerland, Austria 541 Largest lake in Germany and Austria
25 N09 Keitele Finland 494
26 N10 Hjälmaren Sweden 485
27 N11 Kallavesi Finland 473
28 N12 Storsjön Sweden 464
Puruvesi Finland 421 Part of Saimaa
29 E13 Vozhe Russia 416
30 E14 Razelm Romania 415 Largest lake in Romania
30 E14 Kubenskoye Кубенское озеро Russia 407
31 N13 Lough Neagh Loch Neagh, Loch nEathach Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) 388 Largest lake in United Kingdom and Ireland
32 E15 Sheksninskoye Russia 380
33 S01 Scutari Skadar Lake, Skadarsko jezero, Скадарско језеро, Liqeni i Shkodrës Albania, Montenegro 370–530 Largest lake in Albania and Montenegro, largest lake in Southern Europe
34 S02 Garda Lago di Garda Italy 370 Largest lake in Italy
35 N14 Mjøsa Norway 365 Largest lake in Norway
Pyhäselkä Finland 361 Part of Saimaa
36 S03 Ohrid Охридско Езеро, Ohridsko Ezero, Liqeni i Ohrit Albania, Macedonia 358 Largest lake in Macedonia
37 E16 Lacha Lache, Ла́ча, Ла́че Russia 356
38 N15 Siljan Sweden 354 Group of lakes located in an impact crater
39 E17 Manych-Gudilo Маныч-Гудило Russia 344
40 N16 Puula Finland 330
40 N16 Torneträsk Duortnosjávri, Torniojärvi Sweden 330
Ivankovo Ivankovskoye Reservoir, Ива́ньковское водохрани́лище Russia 327
42 E18 Vodlozero Водлозеро, Vodlajärvi Russia 322
Lokka Lokan tekojärvi Finland 315 Largest reservoir in Finland
43 E19 Umbozero Умбозеро, Umbajärvi Russia 313–422
44 W05 Neusiedl Neusiedlersee, Fertő tó Austria, Hungary 315
45 N18 Höytiäinen Finland 282
46 S04 Great Prespa Преспанското Езеро, Μεγάλη Πρέσπα, Liqeni i Prespës Albania, Greece, Macedonia 273
47 N19 Võrtsjärv Vertsjervs, Wirzsee Estonia 270
48 E20 Syamozero Сямозеро, Säämäjärvi, Seämärvi Russia 265–270
49 N20 Akkajaure Sweden 261 Usually very much smaller, now heavily regulated for a Hydroelectric power plant.
50 E21 Middle Kuyto Среднее Куйто, Keski-Kuittijärvi Russia 257
51 N21 Näsijärvi Finland 256
Đerdap Serbia 253
52 N22 Hornavan Sweden 252 (220–283)
Alqueva Barragem de Alqueva Portugal 250 Largest lake in Portugal
Uglich Uglichskoye Reservoir, У́гличское водохрани́лище Russia 249
53 N23 Yli-Kitka Finland 237
54 N24 Suvasvesi Finland 234 Double impact crater
55 E22 Tikshozero Тикшозеро, Tiiksjärvi, Tiikšenjärvi Russia 232
56 N25 Kemijärvi Finland 231
57 E23 Keret Кереть, Kierettijärvi Russia 223
58 N26 Juojärvi Finland 220
59 N27 Røssvatnet Reevhtse Norway 219
60 W06 Neuchâtel Lac de Neuchâtel Switzerland 218 Largest lake entirely in Switzerland
61 E24 Nyuk Нюк, Nuokkijärvi Russia 214–230
62 S05 Maggiore Lago Maggiore Italy, Switzerland 212
63 E25 Seliger Селигер Russia 212
64 N28 Uddjaure Sweden 210 (190–250)
65 N29 Pyhäjärvi Пюхяярви Finland, Russia 207 In Karelia
66 N30 Femund Norway 204
67 E26 Yanisyarvi Янисъярви, Jänisjärvi Russia 204 Located in an impact crater
68 N31 Lough Corrib Ireland 200 Largest lake in the Republic of Ireland
69 E27 Lovozero Ловозеро, Луяввьр, Luujäuˊrr, Lujávri, Luujärvi Russia 200
70 E28 Upper Kuyto Верхнее Куйто, Ylä-Kuittijärvi Russia 198
Enonvesi Finland 197 Part of Saimaa
Narva Narva veehoidla Estonia, Russia 191 Largest reservoir in Estonia
69 N32 Kiantajärvi Finland 191
71 N33 Konnevesi Finland 189
72 N34 Bolmen Sweden 184
73 N35 Ströms vattudal Sweden 183
74 E29 Ondozero Ontajärvi Russia 182
75 N36 Storuman Sweden 173
76 N37 Storavan Sweden 172
Lämmijärv Estonia, Russia 171 Part of Peipus
76 E30 Sinoe Romania 171
77 S06 Mar Menor Spain 170 Largest saline lake in Europe
Largest lake in Spain
77 N38 Nilakka Finland 169
78 N39 Koitere Finland 167
79 E31 Leksozero Лексозеро, Lieksajärvi Russia 166
80 N40 Stora Lulevatten Sweden 165 Regulated for hydro power generation
81 N41 Iisvesi Finland 164
82 N42 Åsnen Sweden 159
82 N42 Juurusvesi–Akonvesi Finland 159
84 W07 Étang de Berre estanh de Bèrra, mar de Bèrra France 155
84 N44 Pyhäjärvi Finland 155 In Satakunta/Finland Proper
86 N45 Kivijärvi Finland 154
87 E32 Elton Эльтон Russia 150
87 N46 Vanajavesi Finland 150
Porttipahta Porttipahdan tekojärvi Finland 149 Reservoir
89 E33 Yalpug Озеро Ялпуг Ukraine 149
90 S06 Como Lago di Como Italy 146
91 N47 Lappajärvi Finland 145 Located in an impact crater
92 N48 Suontee Finland 143
93 E34 Lower Kuyto Нижнее Куйто, Ala-Kuittijärvi Russia 141
94 N49 Randsfjorden Norway 139
94 N49 Tyrifjorden Norway 139
96 W08 Grevelingenmeer Netherlands 138.7
97 N51 Kallsjön Sweden 135
97 N52 Viinijärvi Finland 135
99 N53 Längelmävesi Finland 133
99 N53 Skagern Sweden 133
101 N55 Sommen Sweden 132
102 N56 Dellensjöarna Sweden 131 Group of lakes located in an impact crater
Krasno-Oskol Червоноскільське водосховище, Краснооскольское водохранилище Ukraine 130
103 N57 Kyyvesi Finland 128
Tisza Kisköre Reservoir, Tisza-tó, Kiskörei-víztározó Hungary 127
104 S07 Trasimeno Lago di Trasimeno Italy 124
105 E35 Engozero Энгозеро Russia 122
105 N58 Pyhäjärvi Finland 122 In Oulu Province
105 N58 Pyhäjärvi Finland 122 In Tampere region
108 E36 Kolvitskoye Колвицкое озеро Russia 121
108 N60 Snåsavatnet Norway 121
110 N61 Stora Le and Foxen Stora Le och Foxen Sweden 119
111 N62 Lough Derg Loch Deirgeirt Ireland 118
112 N63 Keurusselkä Finland 117
112 W09 Müritz (Die) Müritz Germany 117 Largest lake entirely in Germany
114 E37 Baskunchak Баскунчак Russia 115
115 S08 Bolsena Lago di Bolsena Italy 114
115 E38 Śniardwy der Spirdingsee Poland 114 Largest lake in Poland
115 W10 Lucerne Vierwaldstättersee Switzerland 114
115 N64 Onkivesi Finland 114
119 N65 MallasvesiRoine Finland 110
119 N66 Pielavesi Finland 110
119 S09 Kerkini Λίμνη Κερκίνη Greece 110
122 N67 Vesijärvi Finland 108
123 N68 Lower Lough Erne Loch Éirne Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) 105
123 N68 Lough Ree Loch Rí Ireland 105
123 N68 Ontojärvi Finland 105
126 E39 Mamry Mauersee Poland 104
127 N71 Kolima Finland 101
128 N72 Tunnsjøen Dåtnejaevrie Norway 100

References[edit]

  • The values given are mostly from the corresponding lake articles.

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