The Atlantic Ocean
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  • The second-largest ocean on the Earth.
  • It covers one-sixth of the Earth’s total area.
  • It Spreads for about 85.13 million
Bounded by:
North America and South AmericaWest
Europe and AftricaEast
Stretch of the Ocean:
FromArctic Ocean (North)
ToSouthern Ocean (South)
  • The shape of the Atlantic Ocean resembles the letter ‘S’.
  • It is the busiest shipping route between the Eastern and Western hemispheres.
  • Deepest point: the Milwaukee Deep (depth of about 8600 m) in the Puerto Rica Trench
  • Marginal seas: The Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, the Gulf of Guinea and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Islands: St. Helena, Newfoundland, Iceland and Falkland.
The Strait of Gibraltar connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Mediterranean Sea.