Nae tae be confused wi Loch Baikal.

Loch Balkhash (Kazakh: ['Балқаш Көлі, Balqaş köli] error: {{lang}}: text haes italic markup (help); ['Озеро Балхаш, Ozero Balkhash] error: {{lang-xx}}: text haes italic markup (help)) is ane o the lairgest lochs in Asie an 13t lairgest continental loch in the warld.

Loch Balkhash
Балқаш Көлі
Озеро Балхаш
STS039-085-00E Lake Balkhash, Kazakhstan April 1991.jpg
View frae Space, Aprile 1991
Lakebalkhashbasinmap.png
Cairt o the Loch Balkhash drainage basin
LocationKazakhstan
Coordinates46°10′N 74°20′E / 46.167°N 74.333°E / 46.167; 74.333Coordinates: 46°10′N 74°20′E / 46.167°N 74.333°E / 46.167; 74.333
TeepEndorheic, Saline
Primary inflowsIli, Karatal, Aksu, Lepsy, Byan, Kapal, Koksu rivers
Primar ootflowsevaporation
Basin kintrasKazakhstan 85%
Cheenae 15%
Max. lenth605 km (376 mi)
Max. weenthEast 74 km (46 mi)
Wast 19 km (12 mi)
Surface aurie16,400 km2 (6,300 sq mi)
Average deepth5.8 m (19 ft)
Max. deepth26 m (85 ft)
Watter vollum106 cu mi (440 km3)
Surface elevation341.4 m (1,120 ft)
FrozenNovember tae Mairch