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How many oceans on Earth?

Dmitry Medvedev
Dmitry Medvedev
June 7, 2012
How many oceans on Earth?

Have you ever thought about how many oceans are on planet Earth, because we live on land with you, despite the fact that it occupies a much smaller area compared to the continents? Let's see how many oceans on earth, what they are, and how they differ from each other.

The ocean is the largest water body of which the world’s ocean is composed. The land area is about 29 percent. Everything else falls on the world ocean. Continents, islands divide the world's oceans into oceans. Until 1953, there were 5 oceans: the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Arctic, the Indian and the Southern oceans. However, later on the allocation of the Southern Ocean refused. In the present definition of 1953, the Southern Ocean is absent as such.

  • So let's start with the largest ocean - the Pacific. Its area is 162.2 million square kilometers, and the volume of water is 710 million cubic kilometers. It is located between the continents of Australia and Eurasia, South, North America and Antarctica. In this ocean, there is the deepest water point of the Earth - the Mariana Trench.Its depth is 11,022 meters.
  • Atlantic Ocean. The second largest ocean, after the Pacific. Its area is 14.7 million kW. km It extends from the north to the south. Located between North, South America, Africa and Eurasia from the west.
  • Indian Ocean. Located between Australia, Africa and Eurasia. This is the third largest ocean, it is 73.5 million kV. km
  • Arctic. The smallest ocean in area. It is located between North America and Eurasia. Area - 14.75 million kW. km It is the shallowest of all, its greatest depth is 5,527 m, and the average - 1,225 m.

For a long time all these oceans are mysteries for someone, obstacles on the way of discoveries for someone, and for some people only an opportunity for navigation. Wherever you are, you should definitely look at the ocean at least once, because it's worth it.


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