The largest lake of south america ☺ #lakemaracaibo #gulfofvenezuela #southamerica

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Lake Maracaibo (Spanish: Lago de Maracaibo) is the largest lake in Venezuela and South America and an “inlet of the Caribbean Sea.” It is sometimes considered a lake rather than a bay or lagoon. It is connected to the Gulf of Venezuela by Tablazo Strait which is 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi) wide at the northern end. It is fed by numerous rivers, the largest being the Catatumbo.

The weather phenomenon known as the Catatumbo lightning at Lake Maracaibo regularly produces more lightning than any other place on the planet.