Geographic Details

 

Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal - Shaman-Stone of the Olkhon Island
 
Coordinates 53°30′N 108°12′E / 53.5°N 108.2°E / 53.5; 108.2
Lake type Continental rift lake
Primary inflows Selenga, Chikoy, Khilok, Uda, Barguzin, Upper Angara
Primary outflows Angara
Catchment area 560,000 km2 (216,000 sq mi)
Basin countries Russia and Mongolia
 
Max. length 636 km (395 mi)
Max. width 79 km (49 mi)
Surface area 31,722 km2 (12,248 sq mi)
Average depth 744.4 m (2,442 ft)
Max. depth 1,642 m (5,390 ft)
Water volume 23,615.39 km3 (5,700 cu mi)
Residence time (of lake water) 330 years
Shore length 2,100 km (1,300 mi)
Surface elevation 455.5 m (1,494 ft)
 
Frozen January–May
Islands 27 (with Olkhon)