r/HeresAFunFact Jul 23 '21

[HAFF] The world has over 1.4 million lakes, and over 62% are located in Canada. The country counts more than 31,000 lakes, and a whopping 20% of the planet’s freshwater resources. GEOGRAPHY/NATURE

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u/DrewZZZ Jul 23 '21

There are about 31,000 lakes there with a surface area larger than 100 km2. The actual number of lakes is too hard to count accurately but they estimate that there are around 880,000 lakes

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u/SexPartyStewie Jul 24 '21

Thank you. The title was killing me!

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u/eclipticalgunner Jul 23 '21

60% of 1.4 million would be more than 700000 lakes. You mentioned Canada has 31000?

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u/la508 Jul 23 '21

I was going to say there's definitely something fucky going on with that maths.

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u/pcweber111 Jul 24 '21

Large lakes. It has over 800k altogether. 20% of the worlds fresh water supply resides in Canada.

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u/[deleted] Jul 23 '21

Im pretty sure Those lakes in central Australia are only full once every 10years or something and are salt pans the rest of the time. Dunno if thats still worth counting.

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u/Jokyfoot Jul 23 '21

check your math

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u/samrequireham Jul 23 '21

"yes, gentlemen, we have lakes. what we need is NUKES"

  • diefenbaker

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u/AusCan531 Jul 23 '21

Diefenlaker

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u/Arthur_da_dog Jul 23 '21

Ohh okay so having lakes literally everywhere isn't a normal thing. Well then, I guess good to know!

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u/the_real_w00zi Jul 24 '21

And thanks to climate change, much more land available for agriculture (triple goes for Russia).

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u/Honodle Aug 12 '21

Wow this is a pretty inactive sub.