Which Great Lake is the largest?
Lake Superior has two claims to fame: not only is it the largest of the Great Lakes, but it also holds the title of largest single body of freshwater on Earth.
Lake Superior forms the northern border of Wisconsin and extends from Michigan’s upper peninsula northward to Ontario, Canada. On the west, it runs along the eastern edge of Minnesota. Its name is a recognition of its size and also denotes its position as the northernmost Great Lake in the geographical formation. Source: LiveScience.com
Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes of North America. The lake is shared by the Canadian province of Ontario to the north, the U.S. state of Minnesota to the west, and Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to the south. Wikipedia
Area: 82,103 km²
Catchment area: 127,687 km²
Max. depth: 1,333 ft (406 m)
Location: North America
Shore length1: 1,729 mi (2,783 km) plus 997 mi (1,605 km) for islands
Did you know: Lake Superior is the largest lake of Canada by area (82,100 km² (31,700 sq mi)).