Lake Michigan is one of five Great Lakes in North America. The city of Chicago is located on the lake and contains many public and privat beaches on the lakes shore. It has a surface area of 22,300 square miles (57750 square km), making it the largest freshwater lake in the US, the largest lake entirely within one country, and the 5th largest lake in the world. It is 307 miles (494 km) long by 118 miles (190 km) wide. Its greatest depth is 923 feet (281 m). It contains a volume of 4,918 cubic km of water. Its surface averages 580 feet (177 m) above sea level.
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