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Top Ten Largest Oceans and Seas

Top Ten Largest Oceans and Seas map shows the largest water bodies in the world including the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Indian Ocean.

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Description : Map shows top ten largest oceans and sea in the world. Disclaimer

Water covers more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface and provides vital resources to all organisms on the planet. The largest bodies of water on Earth are the oceans, which consist of saline water, meaning salt water. Though all the oceans on Earth are connected, they have been divided into several sections geographically. The largest bodies of water on Earth are the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, and Arctic Ocean.

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.OceanArea (Sq.miles)Average Depth(ft)Maximum Depth(ft)Deepest point
1Pacific Ocean64,196,00013,21536,198Mariana Trench
2Atlantic Ocean33,400,00012,88030,246Puerto Rico Trench
3Indian Ocean28,400,00013,00224,460Sunda Trench
4Southern Ocean20,327,00013,100 - 16,40023,737 ftSouth Sandwich Trench
5Arctic Ocean5,100,0003,95318,456Eurasian Basin
6Philippine Sea2,000,000541934,578Philippine Trench, Mariana Trench
7Coral Sea1,850,0007,85429,990Great Barrier Reef
8Arabian Sea1,491,0008,97015,262 -
9South China Sea1,148,0005,41916,456West of Luzon
10Caribbean Sea971,0008,68522,788Off Cayman Islands

Last Updated on: February 22, 2020

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