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Encyclopedia > List of largest lakes of Western Europe

This is a List of the largest lakes of Western Europe in order of surface area.

Lake Size
Lake Geneva (Lac Léman, Lac de Genève) 581.3 km²
Lake Constance (Bodensee) 541.1 km²
Lough Neagh (Loch nEathach) 388 km²
Lake Garda 370 km²
Lake Neuchâtel (Lac de Neuchâtel) 218.3 km²
Lake Maggiore 212.3 km²
Lough Corrib (Loch Coirib) 200 km²
Lake Como 145.9 km²
Lake Trasimeno 124 km²
Lough Derg (Loch Deirgeirt) 118 km²
Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee) 113.7 km²
Lake Bolsena 113.5 km²
Müritz ((Die) Müritz) 109.2 km²
Lower Lough Erne (Loch Éirne) 105.1 km²
Lough Ree (Loch Rí) 105 km²

Lake Geneva or Lake Léman (French Lac Léman, le Léman, or Lac de Genève) is the second largest freshwater lake in Central Europe (after Lake Balaton). ... Map of the Bodensee; Schweiz is Switzerland, Deutschland is Germany, and Osterreich is Austria. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Lake Garda Riva del Garda Punta San Vigilio View from Gargnano Lake Garda from space Lake Garda (Italian Lago di Garda) is the largest lake in Italy. ... Lake Neuchâtel (French: Lac de Neuchâtel; German: Neuenburgersee) is a lake in Western Switzerland (French-speaking Switzerland). ... Lake Maggiore (in Italian: Lago Maggiore or lago Verbano) is the most westerly of the three large prealpine lakes of Europe and the second largest after Lake Garda. ... A map of Lough Corrib taken from the Admiralty Chart made in 1846 Lough Corrib (Loch Coirib in Irish) is a lake in the west of Ireland. ... Map of Lake Como. ... Lake Trasimeno or Trasimene (in Italian: Lago Trasimeno), is the largest lake in peninsular Italy with a surface area of 128 km/sq, just slightly less than that of Lake Como. ... There are two loughs (lakes) in Ireland of the name Lough Derg: Lough Derg in Munster is the second largest lake in the Republic of Ireland and borders Tipperary, Galway, County Clare and others. ... Lake Lucerne (German: Vierwaldstättersee, lit. ... Lake Bolsena, wideangle view Lake Bolsena (Italian: Lago di Bolsena) is a crater lake of central Italy, of volcanic origin, which was formed 370,000 years ago following the collapse of a caldera of the Vulsini volcanic complex [1]. Roman historic records indicate activity of the Vulsini volcano occurred as... Müritz is a Kreis (district) in the southern part of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. ... Lough Erne (Irish: Loch Éirne) refers to two lakes in Ireland, situated along the River Erne. ... Lough Ree (Loch Rí in Irish) is a lake in the midlands of Ireland, the second of the three major lakes on the River Shannon. ...


  • IJsselmeer (largest artificial lake, the Netherlands) - ~ 1250 km²
  • Markermeer (second largest artificial lake, the Netherlands) - ~ 700 km²



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