This is a partial list of lakes in Canada. Canada has an extremely large number of lakes, estimated to be around three million (60% of the world's lakes). The number of lakes larger than three square kilometres is estimated at close to 31,752 by the Atlas of Canada, with 561 lakes with a surface area larger than 100 km2, including four of the Great Lakes. Almost 9% (891,163 square kilometres (344,080 sq mi)) of Canada's total area is covered by freshwater. There is no official estimate of the number of smaller lakes. This list covers only the major lakes.