The largest salt lake in the world is 12,000 sq km (4600 sq mile.) What is the name of it and where is it located?
#6415. Asked by journeyman. (Sep 27 00 6:22 PM)
I have always believed it is the Caspian Sea as well. It has been listed as the |
largest lake in the world by Guinness, ever since I could read, even though it
is called a sea. However, using the measurements of the question, the Caspian
Sea is way to big.
The world's largest salt water lake is the Caspian Sea. It covers an area of
143,250 square miles. It is approximately 750 miles long and varies from 130 to
300 miles in width. It has no tides. See:
Salt Lake City also claims to have the world's largest salt water lake, but the
size is wrong again, as asked by the question.
Salar of Uyuni. Uyuni is a town next to the biggest salt lake in the
world (according to Bolivians) See:
The lake Salar de Uyuni is only an actual lake, with water, for a few weeks or
months each year (but sometimes there is no water for a period of many years).
For it is not water that makes it a lake but a sea of salt. Slightly over twelve
thousand square kilometers in size and perched high in the altiplano at 3720
meters, Salar de Tunupa is a vast expanse of the whitest white I have seen
anywhere on the earth. See:
Therefore, the answer to the question what is the largest salt water lake in the
world? It is the Caspian Sea.
The answer to the question what salt water lake is 12,000 square kilometers?
Salar de Uyuni is the correct answer.
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