22 facts about Lake Superior
Its name originated from the French language, where "Lac Supérieur" means "Upper Lake." It belongs to the five freshwater Great Lakes of North America ...
However, it ranks third among the Great Lakes in terms of volume, being surpassed by Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. It is also the fourth largest lake on Earth, with a surface area of 59,588 km2 (23,007 sq mi).
The lake has a north-south extent of 332 km (206 mi) and an east-west extent of 295 km (295 km).