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This list below includes both freshwater and saltwater lakes. Some important points to note:
# If it were a natural lake, the Kuybyshev Reservoir (6,450 sq km / 2,490 sq miles - Russia) would be at number 3 in the chart below. A further four reservoirs would also make the European Top 10, if man-made lakes were to be included; Rybinsk Reservoir (Number 5 - 4,580 sq km / 1,770 sq miles - Russia), Tsimlyansk Reservoir (Number 8 - 2,702 sq km / 1,043 sq miles - Russia), Kremenchuk-Oskol Reservoir (Number 9 - 2,250 sq km / 868 sq miles - Ukraine) and Kakhovka Reservoir (Number 10 - 2,155 sq km / 832 sq miles - Ukraine).
# No saltwater lakes have made the European Top 10.
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1 Ladoga Russia 908 km3 /
218 cubic miles
18,130 sq km /
7,000 sq miles
Lake Ladoga
2 Onega Russia 280 km3 /
67 cubic miles
9,891 sq km /
3,819 sq miles
Lake Onega
3 Vänern Sweden 153 km3 /
37 cubic miles
5,650 sq km /
2,181 sq miles
Lake Vänern
4 Saimaa Finland 36 km3 /
9 cubic miles
4,400 sq km /
1,700 sq miles
no image
5 Peipus Estonia /
25 km3 /
6 cubic miles
3,555 sq km /
1,373 sq miles
no image
6 Vättern Sweden 77 km3 /
18 cubic miles
1,900 sq km /
734 sq miles
no image
7 Beloye Russia 5.2 km3 /
1.2 cubic miles
1,290 sq km /
498 sq miles
no image
8 Vygozero Russia 9.3 km3 /
2.2 cubic miles
1,250 sq km /
483 sq miles
no image
9 IJsselmeer Netherlands   1,200 sq km /
463 sq miles
no image
10 Mälaren Sweden 14 km3 /
3 cubic miles
1,140 sq km /
440 sq miles
no image
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Lake Images Info
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