The Government building of the Republic of Dagestan

Caspian Sea

The Caspian Sea, located in western Asia on the eastern edges of _______, is the largest lake on the planet.

History records that it's called a sea because the Romans found it salty, especially in the southern reaches, and the name stuck.

The measured surface area is 371,000 sq km (143,244 sq mi), and the maximum depth is at 1025 m (3,363 ft).
Region:Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Dagestan(Near Volga/Yakutia/Yamalia/Komi), Turkmenistan
Surface area:378119
Maximum depth:1025
Average depth:211
Lake type:Endorheic, saline, natural
Catchment area:3626000
Inflows:Volga River, Ural River, Kura River, Terek River, Sulak River
Shore length:6820.0
Settlements:Baku (Azerbaijan), Rasht (Iran), Aktau (Kazakhstan), Makhachkala, Türkmenbasy (Turkmenistan)
Residence time:250
Last Updated: October 7, 2015