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 Native names Country Average
area (km²)
Average
area (mi²)
Notes
1 E01 Ladoga Ла́дожское Óзеро, Laatokka Russia 17,700 6,800 14th largest lake in the world
2 E02 Onega Onego, Онежское озеро, Ääninen, Äänisjärvi Russia 9,894 3,820 18th largest lake in the world
Kuybyshev Kuybyshevskoye Reservoir, Ку́йбышевское водохрани́лище Russia 6,450 2,490 3rd largest reservoir in the world
3 N01 Vänern Sweden 5,655 2,183 Largest lake in Sweden and European Union
Rybinsk Rybinskoye Reservoir, Ры́бинское водохрани́лище Russia 4,580 1,770
4 N02 Saimaa Saimaa Finland 4,377 1,690 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 1,373 Largest lake in Estonia
Tsimlyansk Tsimlyanskoye Reservoir, Цимля́нское водохрани́лище Russia 2,702 1,043
Kremenchuk Кременчуцьке водосховище Ukraine 2,250 870
Kakhovka Каховське водосховище Ukraine 2,155 832
6 N03 Vättern Sweden 1,893 731
Saratov Саратовское водохрани́лище Russia 1,831 707
Gorky Горьковское водохрани́лище Russia 1,591 614
Suur-Saimaa Finland 1,377 532 Largest basin of Saimaa
7 E04 Beloye Белое озеро Russia 1,290 500
8 E05 Vygozero Выгозеро, Uikujärvi Russia 1,250 480 Original area 766 km² before the construction of a dam
9 N04 Mälaren Sweden 1,140 440
10 W01 IJsselmeer Netherlands 1,100 420 Closed off sea inlet. Largest meer (lake) in the Netherlands
11 N05 Päijänne Finland 1,081 417 Deepest lake in Finland
12 N06 Inari Inarijärvi, Enare träsk, Anárjávri, Aanaarjävri, Aanarjäuˊrr Finland 1,040 400
Kiev Київське водосховище Ukraine 992 383
13 E06 Topozero Топозеро, Tuoppajärvi Russia 986 381
14 E07 Ilmen Ильмень Russia 982 379 (733–2,090 km2 (283–807 sq mi))
14 E08 Lake Sevan Sevan Armenia 940 360 1,416 km2 (547 sq mi)[clarification needed]
15 E08 Segozero Сегозеро, Seesjärvi Russia 906 350
16 N07 Pielinen Finland 894 345
17 N08 Oulujärvi Ule träsk Finland 887 342
18 E09 Imandra Имандра, Imantero, Avvir Russia 876 338
Pihlajavesi Finland 713 275 Part of Saimaa
Pihkva Estonia, Russia 710 270 Part of Peipus
19 W02 Markermeer Netherlands 700 270 Previously (before 1975) part of the IJsselmeer
19 E10 Iron Gates Romania/Serbia 700 270
Kaniv Канівське водосховище Ukraine 675 261
20 E10 Pyaozero Пяозеро, Pääjärvi Russia 659 254
21 E11 Kovdozero Ковдозеро, Koutajärvi Russia 608 235
Mingachevir Azerbaijan 605 234
Orivesi Finland 601 232 Part of Saimaa
22 E12 Balaton Balaton (Hungarian), Plattensee (German) Hungary 592 229 Largest lake in Central Europe
23 W03 Geneva Lac Léman, Lac de Genève Switzerland, France 581 224 Largest lake in Switzerland and France, largest lake in the Alps
Kamianske Кам'янське водосховище Ukraine 567 219
Haukivesi Finland 562 217 Part of Saimaa
24 W04 Constance Bodensee Germany, Switzerland, Austria 541 209 Largest lake in Germany and Austria
25 N09 Keitele Finland 494 191
26 N10 Hjälmaren Sweden 485 187
27 N11 Kallavesi Finland 473 183
28 N12 Storsjön Sweden 464 179
Puruvesi Finland 421 163 Part of Saimaa
29 E13 Vozhe Russia 416 161
30 E14 Razelm Romania 415 160 Largest lake in Romania
30 E14 Kubenskoye Кубенское озеро Russia 407 157
31 N13 Lough Neagh Loch Neagh, Loch nEathach Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) 388 150 Largest lake in United Kingdom and Ireland
32 E15 Sheksninskoye Russia 380 150
33 S01 Scutari Skadar Lake, Skadarsko jezero, Скадарско језеро, Liqeni i Shkodrës Albania, Montenegro 370–530 140–200 Largest lake in Albania and Montenegro, largest lake in Southern Europe
34 S02 Garda Lago di Garda Italy 370 140 Largest lake in Italy
35 N14 Mjøsa Norway 365 141 Largest lake in Norway
Pyhäselkä Finland 361 139 Part of Saimaa
36 S03 Ohrid Охридско Езеро, Ohridsko Ezero Macedonia, Albania 358 138 Largest lake in the former Yugoslavia
37 E16 Lacha Lache, Ла́ча, Ла́че Russia 356 137
38 N15 Siljan Sweden 354 137 Group of lakes located in an impact crater
39 E17 Manych-Gudilo Маныч-Гудило Russia 344 133
40 N16 Puula Finland 330 130
40 N16 Torneträsk Duortnosjávri, Torniojärvi Sweden 330 130
Ivankovo Ivankovskoye Reservoir, Ива́ньковское водохрани́лище Russia 327 126
42 E18 Vodlozero Водлозеро, Vodlajärvi Russia 322 124
Lokka Lokan tekojärvi Finland 315 122 Largest reservoir in Finland
43 E19 Umbozero Умбозеро, Umbajärvi Russia 313–422 121–163
44 W05 Neusiedl Neusiedlersee, Fertő tó Austria, Hungary 315 122
45 N18 Höytiäinen Finland 282 109
46 S04 Great Prespa Преспанското Езеро, Μεγάλη Πρέσπα, Liqeni i Prespës Albania, Greece, Macedonia 273 105
47 N19 Võrtsjärv Vertsjervs, Wirzsee Estonia 270 100
48 E20 Syamozero Сямозеро, Säämäjärvi, Seämärvi Russia 265–270 102–104
49 N20 Akkajaure Sweden 261 101 Usually very much smaller, now heavily regulated for a Hydroelectric power plant.
50 E21 Middle Kuyto Среднее Куйто, Keski-Kuittijärvi Russia 257 99
51 N21 Näsijärvi Finland 256 99
Đerdap Serbia 253 98
52 N22 Hornavan Sweden 252 97 (220–283 km2 (85–109 sq mi))
Alqueva Barragem de Alqueva Portugal 250 97 Largest lake in Portugal
Uglich Uglichskoye Reservoir, У́гличское водохрани́лище Russia 249 96
53 N23 Yli-Kitka Finland 237 92
54 N24 Suvasvesi Finland 234 90 Double impact crater
55 E22 Tikshozero Тикшозеро, Tiiksjärvi, Tiikšenjärvi Russia 232 90
56 N25 Kemijärvi Finland 231 89
57 E23 Keret Кереть, Kierettijärvi Russia 223 86
58 N26 Juojärvi Finland 220 85
59 N27 Røssvatnet Reevhtse Norway 219 85
60 W06 Neuchâtel Lac de Neuchâtel Switzerland 218 84 Largest lake entirely in Switzerland
61 E24 Nyuk Нюк, Nuokkijärvi Russia 214–230 83–89
62 S05 Maggiore Lago Maggiore Italy, Switzerland 212 82
63 E25 Seliger Селигер Russia 212 82
64 N28 Uddjaure Sweden 210 81 (190–250 km2 (73–97 sq mi))
65 N29 Pyhäjärvi Пюхяярви Finland, Russia 207 80 In Karelia
66 N30 Femund Norway 204 79
67 E26 Yanisyarvi Янисъярви, Jänisjärvi Russia 204 79 Located in an impact crater
68 N31 Lough Corrib Ireland 200 77 Largest lake in the Republic of Ireland
69 E27 Lovozero Ловозеро, Луяввьр, Luujäuˊrr, Lujávri, Luujärvi Russia 200 77
70 E28 Upper Kuyto Верхнее Куйто, Ylä-Kuittijärvi Russia 198 76
Enonvesi Finland 197 76 Part of Saimaa
Narva Narva veehoidla Estonia, Russia 191 74 Largest reservoir in Estonia
69 N32 Kiantajärvi Finland 191 74
71 N33 Konnevesi Finland 189 73
72 N34 Bolmen Sweden 184 71
73 N35 Ströms vattudal Sweden 183 71
74 E29 Ondozero Ontajärvi Russia 182 70
75 N36 Storuman Sweden 173 67
76 N37 Storavan Sweden 172 66
Lämmijärv Estonia, Russia 171 66 Part of Peipus
76 E30 Sinoe Romania 171 66
77 S06 Mar Menor Spain 170 66 Largest saline lake in Europe
Largest lake in Spain
77 N38 Nilakka Finland 169 65
78 N39 Koitere Finland 167 64
79 E31 Leksozero Лексозеро, Lieksajärvi Russia 166 64
80 N40 Stora Lulevatten Sweden 165 64 Regulated for hydro power generation
81 N41 Iisvesi Finland 164 63
82 N42 Åsnen Sweden 159 61
82 N42 Juurusvesi–Akonvesi Finland 159 61
84 W07 Étang de Berre estanh de Bèrra, mar de Bèrra France 155 60
84 N44 Pyhäjärvi Finland 155 60 In Satakunta/Finland Proper
86 N45 Kivijärvi Finland 154 59
87 E32 Elton Эльтон Russia 150 58
87 N46 Vanajavesi Finland 150 58
Porttipahta Porttipahdan tekojärvi Finland 149 58 Reservoir
89 E33 Yalpug Озеро Ялпуг Ukraine 149 58
90 S06 Como Lago di Como Italy 146 56
91 N47 Lappajärvi Finland 145 56 Located in an impact crater
92 N48 Suontee Finland 143 55
93 E34 Lower Kuyto Нижнее Куйто, Ala-Kuittijärvi Russia 141 54
94 N49 Randsfjorden Norway 139 54
94 N49 Tyrifjorden Norway 139 54
96 W08 Grevelingenmeer Netherlands 138.7 53.6 Closed off part of the Rhine-Meuse estuary
97 N51 Kallsjön Sweden 135 52
97 N52 Viinijärvi Finland 135 52
99 N53 Längelmävesi Finland 133 51
99 N53 Skagern Sweden 133 51
101 N55 Sommen Sweden 132 51
102 N56 Dellensjöarna Sweden 131 51 Group of lakes located in an impact crater
Krasno-Oskol Червоноскільське водосховище, Краснооскольское водохранилище Ukraine 130 50
103 N57 Kyyvesi Finland 128 49
Tisza Kisköre Reservoir, Tisza-tó, Kiskörei-víztározó Hungary 127 49
104 S07 Trasimeno Lago di Trasimeno Italy 124 48
105 E35 Engozero Энгозеро Russia 122 47
105 N58 Pyhäjärvi Finland 122 47 In Oulu Province
105 N58 Pyhäjärvi Finland 122 47 In Tampere region
108 E36 Kolvitskoye Колвицкое озеро Russia 121 47
108 N60 Snåsavatnet Norway 121 47
110 N61 Stora Le and Foxen Stora Le och Foxen Sweden 119 46
111 N62 Lough Derg Loch Deirgeirt Ireland 118 46
112 N63 Keurusselkä Finland 117 45
112 W09 Müritz (Die) Müritz Germany 117 45 Largest lake entirely in Germany
114 E37 Baskunchak Баскунчак Russia 115 44
115 S08 Bolsena Lago di Bolsena Italy 114 44
115 E38 Śniardwy der Spirdingsee Poland 114 44 Largest lake in Poland
115 W10 Lucerne Vierwaldstättersee Switzerland 114 44
115 N64 Onkivesi Finland 114 44
119 N65 MallasvesiRoine Finland 110 42
119 N66 Pielavesi Finland 110 42
121 N67 Vesijärvi Finland 108 42
122 N68 Lower Lough Erne Loch Éirne Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) 105 41
122 N68 Lough Ree Loch Rí Ireland 105 41
122 N68 Ontojärvi Finland 105 41
125 E39 Mamry Mauersee Poland 104 40
126 N71 Kolima Finland 101 39
127 N72 Tunnsjøen Dåtnejaevrie Norway 100 39

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