Most lakes are fresh water and many are in the northern hemisphere at higher altitudes. A periglasial lake is a lake which in one of them forms an ice sheet, "ice cap" or glacier, this ice covers the flow of water out of the lake.
The term lake is also used to describe phenomena such as Lake Eyre, where the lake is dry in many times and is only filled during the rainy season. Many lakes are artificial and intentionally built for hydro-electric power supply, recreation (swimming, windsurfing, etc.), water supplies, etc.
Finland is known as the "Land of a Thousand Lakes" and Minnesota is known as "Ten Thousand Lakes Land". The Great Lakes in North America also have origin from the ice age. About 60% of the world's lakes are located in Canada, this is because of the chaotic drainage system that dominates this country.
On the moon there is a dark area with a base, similar to mare moon but smaller, called lacus (from Latin which means "lake"). They are estimated by astronomers as lakes.
Lake Apanás, better known as Lago Apanás, is the first artificial lake in Nicaragua created in 1964 by the flood of the Apanás valley with the Tuma river. The waters of Lake Apanás allow national and foreign visitors to enjoy the experience of sailing in adventure tourism doing sport fishing activities and rowing boats competitions, as well as bird watching as it is the habitat of a great variety of lacustrine flora and fauna.
Lake Wakatipu is located in the extreme southwest of the Otago region, right on the border to Southland. With a length of about 80 kilometers Lake Wakatipu is the longest lake in the country. The lake is important for tourism due to its location at the foot of the Remarkables. The area around the lake is the center of extreme sports, such as bungee jumping. There are also extensive ski areas, hiking trails around the lake and an old steamboat, the TSS Earnslaw, operates regularly on the lake.
Lake Vadkert is a lake in Hungary, near the town of Soltvadkert. In Hungary, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions.
The Rainy Lake is a 932 km² lake in the Canadian province of Ontario and in the US state of Minnesota.
The lake is surrounded by forests - Ohau, Temple, Hopkins, Ahuriri, Huxley and Dobson, in which hiking trails are laid. It is a popular place for fishing and recreation among tourists.