The oceans of the world contain large volumes of saline water.
They consist of interconnected oceanic waters, which cover approximately 361,132,000 square kilometers of the Earth’s surface.
The oceans of the world are listed below in order of size.
1. Pacific ocean
Covers an area of about 168,723,000 square kilometers.
Its area represents 46.6% of the world’s total water surface. Has a coastline of 135,663 kilometers.
Theocean has an average depth of 3,970 meters and a volume of 669,880,000 per cubic kilometers, about half of the Earth’s total water.
2. Atlantic Ocean
Covers an area of 85,133,000 square kilometers, making it the second largest ocean, after the Pacific.
The ocean’s area is about 23.5% of the Earth’s total surface area.
The ocean has an average depth of 3,646 meters and has a volume 310,410,900 cubic kilometers, 23.3% of the Earth’s total water.
3. Indian Ocean
Covers an area of 70,560,000 square kilometers.
Its area represents 19.5% of the Earth’s total surface.
Has a depth of 3,741, 19.8% of the Earth’s total water. The coastline has a total length of 66,526 kilometers.
4. Southern Ocean
Has an area of 21,960,000 square kilometers, 6.1% of the Earth’s total surface.
Has a volume of 71,800,000 cubic kilometers. Has a depth of 3,270 meters and a length of 17,968 km.
5. Arctic Ocean
Covers an area of 15,558,000 square kilometres.
A depth of 1,205 meters and a volume of 18,750,000 cubic kilometers, 1.4% of the Earth’s waters.
Has a length of 45,389 kilometers.
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