This polygon shapefile depicts natural and artificial lakes worldwide. Includes name attributes. Ranked by relative importance, coordinating with river ranking. Includes name attributes. Data was derived from the United States Central Intelligence Agency's World Data Bank 2 with numerous reservoir additions imagery sources. These data are represented at 1:110,000,000 scale. This layer is part of the Natural Earth Collection (v.2.0.0). Natural Earth is a public domain map dataset available at 1:10, 1:50 and 1:110 million scales. Featuring tightly integrated vector and raster data, with Natural Earth you can make a variety of visually pleasing, well-crafted maps with cartography or GIS software. Kelso, N.V. and Patterson, T. (2012). World Lakes, 1:110 million (2012). Made with Natural Earth, online at http://www.naturalearthdata.com.