Just how large is the Sea of Galilee? In comparison to a lake near you

The Sea of Galilee, also Kinneret, Lake of Gennesaret, or Lake Tiberias


The Sea of Galilee, also Kinneret, Lake of Gennesaret, or Lake Tiberias (Hebrew: יָם כִּנֶּרֶת, Judeo-Aramaic: יַמּא דטבריא, Arabic: بحيرة طبريا‎), is the largest freshwater lake in Israel, and it is approximately 53 km (33 mi) in circumference, about 21 km (13 mi) long, and 13 km (8.1 mi) wide. The lake has a total area of 166.7 km2 (64.4 sq mi) at its fullest, and a maximum depth of approximately 43 m (141 feet). At levels between 215 metres (705 ft) and 209 metres (686 ft) below sea level, it is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth and the second-lowest lake overall (after the Dead Sea, a saltwater lake)

30% of the size of  Mille Lacs (64 square miles vs 207 square miles)

About the size of Lake Vermilion (41,216 acres vs 39,371 acres)

Double the size of the City of Plymouth (36 square miles)


5.2 times the size of Joe Pool Lake (7,740 acres)

Slightly larger than Lake Tawakoni 

New Hampshire

90% of the size of Lake Winnipesaukee


15 % of the size of Lake St. Clair (64.4 sq miles vs 430 sq miles)

New York

About the size of Seneca Lake  (68 sq miles)

See List of Largest Lakes in the United States by area


  1. Planning a trip? Second honeymoon when Kathee retires?

    1. Only traveling by Buick. No overseas. Post a response to discussion around coffee today (at the seminary)

  2. Topic here is comparative size of Sea of Galilee. How does it compare with Utah's Great Salt Lake? Oregon's Crater Lake? Washington's Lake Chelan? Cal/Nev's Lake Tahoe?


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