Theory:

Facts about Indian ocean:
  • The third-largest ocean on the Earth’s surface.
  • Area covered:\(70.56\) million sq.km.
  • It is named after India.
  • Indian ocean is triangular in shape.
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Location of Indian ocean on the Globe.
  
Boundaries:
 
WestAfrica
NorthAsia
EastAustralia
  
Indian Ocean:
  • Important islands: The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and the Reunion Islands.
  • Marginal seas: The Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea, Persian Gulf and the Red Sea.
  • Deepest point: The Java trench, which is \(7,725\) meters deep.
1. Malacca strait connects the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.
2. Palk Strait connects the Bay of Bengal and Palk Bay.
Channels in Indian ocean:
  
Channels
Separates
\(6°\)Channel Indira Point and Indonesia
\(8°\)Channel Maldives and Minicoy islands
\(9°\)Channel Lakshadweep Islands and Minicoy islands
\(10°\)Channel Andaman and Nicobar Islands