The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean on Earth, covering more than one-third of the Earth's surface and nearly half of Earth's water surface. The world's second largest ocean is the Atlantic Ocean, which covers one-fifth of the total surface area of the Earth. The third largest ocean in the world, the Indian Ocean, is surrounded by the Arabian Peninsula and Southeast Asia in the north, Africa in west and Australia in the east. The Southern Ocean has been defined relatively recently, in 2000, and consists of the waters around Antarctica. Located around the Arctic Circle, the Arctic Ocean is the smallest and the shallowest ocean in the world. South China Sea, one of the largest seas after the 5 largest oceans of the world, surrounds hundreds and hundreds of islands.
The largest oceans and sea map indicates the name and location of the ten most prominent water bodies on Earth.
|World Top 10 - Largest Oceans and sea|
|S. NO.||Ocean||Area||Average depth||Maximum depth||Deepest point|
|1||Pacific Ocean||60060700||13215||36198||Mariana Trench|
|2||Atlantic Ocean||29637900||12880||30246||Puerto Rico Trench|
|3||Indian Ocean||26469500||13002||24460||Sunda Trench|
|4||Arctic Ocean||5427000||3953||18456||77°45'N; 175°W|
|5||South China Sea||895400||5419||16456||West of Luzon|
|6||Caribbean Sea||1049500||8685||22788||Off Cayman Islands|
|7||Mediterranean Sea||1144800||4688||15197||Off Cape Matapan, Greece|
|8||Bering Sea||884900||5075||15659||Off Buldir Island|
|9||Sea of Okhotsk||613800||2749||12001||146°10'E; 46°50'N|
|10||Gulf of Mexico||615000||4874||12425||Sigsbee Deep|
Last Updated on: December 24, 2012
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