Caspian Sea
Area Central Asia
Coordinates 41°40′N 50°40′E
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 HabitatsAquariumsGlobal OceansOcean Weather
Vertebrate FishesMammalsReptilesAmphibiansCartilaginous FishesSharks
Invertebrate ArthropodMolluscaEchinodermsCnidaria
Conservation Status Critically EndangeredEndangeredNear ThreatenedVulnerableLeast ConcernData DeficientNot Evaluated