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A lake is a large body of water, surrounded by land, and not directly connected to the ocean. Most lakes contain fresh water, but some that do not have outflowing rivers contain salt water, such as the Dead Sea and the Great Salt Lake. The largest lake in the world is the Caspian Sea, and the deepest is Lake Baikal in Siberia. The term lake is also used to describe bodies such as Lake Eyre which are dry most of the time but become filled under seasonal conditions of heavy rain.

Finland is known as The land of the thousand lakes.

see List of lakes

See also Physical geography.

The Lake Aircraft company manufactures light amphibious aircraft.

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