I’m going to answer this question with a little bit of a twist. I am going to be talking about the country that has more than one thousand lakes, but not all of them are freshwater.
I’m talking about Finland.
Finland is a Nordic country in Northern Europe, bordered by Norway and Sweden, and is known as the land of a thousand lakes.
In fact, there are so many lakes in Finland that even if you tried to count them all, it would take you over ten years! So how many lakes does Finland have? The exact number is unknown but estimates range from 5 000 to 100 000 depending on what definition of lake you use. So let’s say we are going for the middle ground here and say there are 10 000 natural lakes in Finland that have been formed by erosion or glacial activity.
Which country is called the land of a thousand lakes?
The answer is Finland. The country has more than 100,000 lakes, and many of them are large enough to be called “lakes”. There are over 200 lakes with an area greater than 100 km² (39 sq mi).
The largest lake in Finland is Saimaa, which covers an area of 7,140 square kilometres (2,755 sq mi). Lake Inari and Lake Haukivesi are among the other large lakes in the country.
There are many smaller lakes in Finland as well. There are nearly 60 lakes in Finland with an area greater than 50 square kilometres (19 sq mi) and over 400 lakes with an area between 10 and 50 square kilometres (3 and 19 sq mi).
Last modified: November 15, 2022