The Pacific Ocean
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  • The largest and deepest ocean on the Earth.
  • It covers about one-third of the Earth’s total area.
  • It spreads for about 168.72 million
Bounded by:
Asia and AustraliaWest
North America and South AmericaEast
Stretch of the Ocean:
FromThe Arctic Ocean (North)
ToSouthern Ocean (South)
  • It is roughly triangular in Shape.
  • Its apex in the north at the Bering Strait which connects the Pacific Ocean with the Arctic Ocean.
  • Marginal seas: The Bering Sea, the China Sea, the Sea of Japan, Tasman Sea and the Philippine Sea.
  • Islands: Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Hawaii, New Zealand.
  • Deepest point:Mariana Trench (10,994 m deep).
  • A chain of volcanoes is located around the Pacific Ocean called the Pacific Ring of Fire.
  • The Spanish navigator Ferdinand Magellan named the ocean Pacific.