The Pacific Ocean is the world's largest ocean. With an area of 63.8 million square miles, or 165.25 million square kilometers, it covers around a third of the Earth's total area, more than all the land in the world.Know More
The second largest ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, has an area of 31.8 million square miles, or 82.4 million square kilometers, roughly half of the size of the Pacific.
The Pacific Ocean received its name from the explorer Ferdinand Magellan, who was surprised at how calm its waters were compared to the difficult seas he encountered sailing around Cape Horn, at the southern tip of South America. He called it the "Mar Pacifico," which in Spanish means "peaceful ocean."Learn More
The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean. The body of water encompasses roughly 59 million square miles, accounting for more than half of the Earth's water. All of the planet's six continents could easily fit into the Pacific Ocean.Full Answer >
The Arctic Ocean is the smallest ocean in the world and is about 8 percent of the size of the Pacific Ocean. Its water is consistently cold with temperatures ranging between minus 30 to minus 70 degrees Celsius throughout the year. When the icy water turns into an ice sheet, it forms a mass that is four times the size of Texas.Full Answer >
The deepest ocean in the world is the Pacific Ocean with an average depth of 13,740 feet. The Missouri Botanical Garden reports that the deepest point in the Pacific Ocean is the Mariana Trench at 36,200 feet.Full Answer >
The Pacific Ocean is the largest of all the oceans and comprises about 48 percent of all ocean water. There are over 321 million cubic miles of water in all the oceans combined, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Geophysical Data Center.Full Answer >