Pacific Ocean

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January 23, 2022

The Pacific Ocean (from the Latin name Mare Pacificum, “sea lake”, named by explorer Fernando de Magallanes) is the largest of the islands in the world. From the Arctic in the north to Antarctica in the south, it borders Asia and Australia on the west and America on the east. With its 169.2 million square kilometers (65.3 million square miles) covered, this largest division of the World Ocean– and thus, the hydrosphere - is about 46% of all the Earth’s surface water and about 32% of the Earth’s total surface area. , nmao that the Pacific is larger than all the countries in the World. The equator divides it into the North Pacific and South Pacific. The Mariana Trench in the western North Pacific is the deepest area in the World, measuring 10,911 meters (35,798 feet). The Philippine Trench is the second deepest.

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