If you like to read about the nature, and natural waters, you are at the right place – keep reading about the largest saltwater lakes in the world. Insider Monkey has lately published an excellent article about this topic, which is very enjoyable!Experts believe there are around 2 million lakes in the world, and even though the majority are freshwater lakes, there are still plenty with saltwater. The Great Salt Lake in Utah and Walker Lake in Nevada are just a couple examples of saltwater lakes in the United States. The list of salt lakes in the USA, however, is pretty short. So, our list of salt lakes will focus on saltwater lakes in the world based on their size.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three largest saltwater lakes in the world from their list.
The first one is Lake Namtso. Lake Namtso, also known as Lake Nam (literally meaning Heavenly Lake), is situated at the border between Damxung County of Lhasa prefecture-level city and Baingoin County of Nagqu Prefecture, in the Tibet Autonomous Region. It is the largest saline lake in the whole of Tibet Autonomous Region. The second lake is Lake Barlee. At number 10 in our list of the largest saltwater lakes in the world we have a lake located in Western Australia, and it is the second largest lake by area in the region. One outstanding feature of this lake is that it is considered to be an intermittent salt lake, meaning that at times this lake can disappear completely, and it comes back once in a season. The lake is named after Frederick Barlee, the Colonial Secretary of Western Australia during 1869 when the lake was discovered. The third lake is Lake Poopó. We are halfway through our list of 12 largest saltwater lakes in the world, and at number 7 we have Lake Poopó from Bolivia. If you were to visit Lake Poopó right now, you would be a bit disappointed, as the lake has all dried up save for a few marshy areas. This happens because the lake has a mean depth of merely 10 meters or 30 feet. However, the lake did dry up several times in the past, and recovered, so we can imagine this time it will recover as well.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 12 largest saltwater lakes in the world