Map of Swiss lakes and rivers. Map: Karte Schweiz by Tschubby, under license C BY-SA 3.0, MediaWiki Commons.

How Many Lakes Does Switzerland Have?

Caitlin Dempsey

Learn about how many lakes there are in Switzerland and which lake is the largest.

Laguna Grande is a 50-hectare salt-water lagoon located in the municipio of Fajardo, in the eastern-most tip of Puerto Rico. Photo: USGS.


Elizabeth Borneman

Limnology is an area of geography that studies bodies of water located inland such as lakes, rivers, wetlands, streams, watersheds, and reservoirs.

MODIS image from May 29, 2002 showing Finland and its many lakes in the middle of the satellite image. Source: NASA, public domain.

Why Does Finland Have So Many Lakes?

Elizabeth Borneman

Finland, with over 187,000 estimated lakes, is known as the "Land of a Thousand Lakes".