The Atlantic Ocean, including its surrounding seas, has a mean depth of 10,932 feet. Without taking into consideration its connecting seas, the Atlantic Ocean has an additional average depth of almost 2,000 feet, measuring a total of 12,881 feet deep.Know More
The Atlantic Ocean, second only to the Pacific Ocean in terms of size, encompasses around 20 percent of the planet's ocean waters. It is geographically divided into the North Atlantic and South Atlantic oceans by the equator.
The Puerto Rico Trench contains the Milwaukee Deep, which is the deepest point of the North Atlantic and the entire Atlantic Ocean at 28,232 feet. The South Atlantic's deepest part is located in the South Sandwich Trench at 27,651 feet. The Atlantic waters in the Romanche Trench along the equator measures 24,455 feet deep. The site for the lowest area of the Atlantic is found at Fram Basin at 15,305 feet deep.Learn more about Bodies of Water
Countries that border the Atlantic Ocean include: Antigua and Barbuda, Angola, Barbados, Benin, Brazil, the Bahamas, Cuba, Cameroon, Canada, Cote d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Dominican Republic, Spain, France, French Guiana, Gabon, the United Kingdom, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Equitorial Guinea, Guyana, Ireland, Iceland, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Liberia, Morroco, Namibia, Portugal, Argentina, Congo, Chile, Guinea, Haiti, Mauritania, Uruguay, South Africa, Togo, Suriname, Senegal, Sao Tome and Principe, Trinidad, Tobago and the United States.Full Answer >
Europe and Africa both extend from the Atlantic Ocean to Asia. Europe borders the North Atlantic Ocean along the Iberian Peninsula, France, the United Kingdom and Iceland in the west; it borders Asia in the east along the Baltic and Eastern European nations.Full Answer >
The Gulf of Mexico is considered a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean. The gulf was considered part of the Atlantic Ocean until the 1540s, when it was named the Seno Mexicano by Spain.Full Answer >
The Strait of Gibraltar links the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. It takes its name from the Rock of Gibraltar, which comes from the Arabic words "Jebel Tariq," or "Tariq's Mountain." The strait is bordered by Spain, Morocco and Gibraltar, a British colony.Full Answer >