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    Lake Superior geog. - Oberer See

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    http://www.brockhaus.de/suche/index.php?begri...
    1. Oberer See ( englisch Lake Superior ), der größte der fünf Großen Seen Nordamerikas, 184 m über ...
    2. Oberer See, See in Nordamerika, der westlichste der Großen Seen, der größte Süßwassersee der Erde, ...

    http://www.wissen.de/wde/generator/wissen/res...
    Oberer See
    englisch Lake Superior
    der größte der nordamerikanischen Großen Seen, 82 103 km2, 183 m ü. M.; durchschnittlich 148 m, jedoch bis 405 m tief. Der Haupthafen ist Duluth.

    http://www.bartleby.com/65/su/SuperLak.html
    The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05.
    Superior, Lake
    largest freshwater lake in the world, 31,820 sq mi (82,414 sq km), 350 mi (563 km) long and 160 mi (257 km) at its greatest width, bordered on the W by NE Minnesota, on the N and E by Ontario, Canada, and on the S by NW Michigan and NW Wisconsin; largest, highest, and deepest of the Great Lakes, having a surface elevation of 602 ft (183 m) and a maximum depth of 1,302 ft (397 m). [...]

    The Macquarie Dictionary:
    Superior
    noun Lake, the northernmost of the Great Lakes, between the United States and Canada; the largest body of fresh water in the world. About 644 km long; about 82 390 km2; greatest depth 393 m; 184 m above sea level.
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    AuthorNorbert Juffa03 Jul 06, 02:36
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    See also:   related discussion:Großer Salzsee -- Great Salt Lake
    #1AuthorNorbert Juffa03 Jul 06, 06:14
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    Norbert, I know you always document your stuff really well, but I have never heard Lake Superior referred to as anything else. (Salt Lake as well) I find it really odd... do Germans really call it that?
    (not like München - Munich, etc,, which still sound relatively close....._
    #2AuthorRES-can03 Jul 06, 15:09
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    @ RES-can: Yes, we do. - Perhaps most of all those of us with little or no knowledge of English. To them 'Oberer See' makes sense . . .
    #3AuthorDaddy 03 Jul 06, 16:08
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    Supported.

    @RES-can: Nicht nur die Deutschen - auch die Oesterreicher, Deutschschweizer, Suedtiroler, Liechtensteiner,... nennen ihn so! :o)
    "Oberer See" ist der (m.W. einzig) uebliche Ausdruck im Deutschen - sowohl in Atlanten und Lexika, als auch im allgemeinen Sprachgebrauch (nicht nur bei Leuten mit geringen Englischkenntnissen).
    #4AuthorRE103 Jul 06, 16:30
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    Also das nächste Mal wenn ich in DE bin, weiß ich dann wenigstens wonach ich gefragt werde. Danke an alle.
    #5AuthorRES-can03 Jul 06, 16:33
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    Supported. I'm from Michigan. I know this well and have heard it many times in G.
    #6Authorwpr03 Jul 06, 16:42
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    My old school atlas (Freytag-Berndt, Austria, 1968) also shows Lake Superior as "Oberer See".

    And yes, I also know it under that name (although I don't think I heard it called anything but "Lake Superior" in the last ten or 15 years...).
    #7AuthorUlrich0503 Jul 06, 17:04
     
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