|Depth||1,025 m (3,360 ft)|
|Countries and Territories|
|Bordering Countries|| Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan
Historically also Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan
The Caspian Sea, located in western Asia on the eastern edges of Europe, 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 sea is bordered by the countries of Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran.
Oil and natural gas production platforms are replete along the edges of the sea. In addition, large quantities of sturgeon live in its waters, and the caviar produced from their eggs is a valuable commodity.
|Marine||Marine Habitats • Aquariums • Global Oceans • Ocean Weather
|Vertebrate||Fishes • Mammals • Reptiles • Amphibians • Cartilaginous Fishes • Sharks
|Invertebrate||Arthropod • Mollusca • Echinoderms • Cnidaria
|Conservation Status||Critically Endangered • Endangered • Near Threatened • Vulnerable • Least Concern • Data Deficient • Not Evaluated|