Lake Baikal is a continental rift lake with primary inflows coming from the Selenga, Barguzin and Upper Angara rivers. It is surrounded by scenic mountain ranges and the Angara River is its only outflow. The lake contains a fifth of the entire planet’s freshwater supply.
Lake Baikal size:
Lake Baikal has a surface area of around 12,250 square miles, is 395 miles in length and 50 miles wide.
Lake Baikal depth:
Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world measuring up to 1637 metres from bottom to water surface.
Approximate distance from Lake Baikal to nearby popular destinations:
Lake Baikal to Irkutsk: 65km
Lake Baikal to Moscow: 4325km
Lake Baikal to Ulan-Ude: 160km
Lake Baikal to Ulan Bator: 575km