Lake Manitou

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Lake Manitou
Manitou in Manitoulin.JPG
Satellite image of Lake Manitou on Manitoulin Island
Location Manitoulin Island, Lake Huron
Coordinates 45°46.7′N 81°59.5′W / 45.7783°N 81.9917°W / 45.7783; -81.9917Coordinates: 45°46.7′N 81°59.5′W / 45.7783°N 81.9917°W / 45.7783; -81.9917
Primary outflows Manitou River
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 19.8 kilometres (12.3 mi)
Max. width 6 kilometres (3.7 mi)
Surface area 104 km² (40 sq mi)
Islands 2

Lake Manitou is the largest lake on Manitoulin Island in Ontario, Canada. It is the largest lake on a lake island in the world.[1][2][3] Since Manitoulin Island itself is in Lake Huron, one of the Great Lakes, Manitou qualifies as the largest "lake in a lake". Lake Manitou has an area of about 104 square kilometres (40 sq mi).[2] It is drained by the Manitou River. There are also a number of small islands in Lake Manitou, making them islands in a lake on an island in another lake.[1]


  1. ^ a b Roza, Greg (2009). The Creation of Islands. New York: Rosen Pub. p. 25. ISBN 978-1-4358-5299-0. OCLC 254528993. 
  2. ^ a b "About The LMAA". Lake Manitou Area Association. Retrieved October 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Some interesting Islands and Lakes". Elbruz. Retrieved October 12, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Geographic data related to Lake Manitou at OpenStreetMap