There are five U.S. states and one Canadian province that touch the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Ocean is touched by Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii and the province of British Columbia.
The Pacific Ocean is the world's largest ocean at 63.8 million square miles. It is larger than all of the world's land areas and comprises roughly 30 percent of the Earth's surface. The equator divides the ocean into the South Pacific and North Pacific. The Pacific is the world's deepest ocean, reaching a depth of over 6.5 miles near the Philippines, and it is also the oldest ocean, being the remains of the ocean that surrounded Pangaea.Learn More
Some parts of the tropical areas of Earth's oceans receive between 115 and 197 inches of rainfall per year due to massive amounts of water evaporating from the ocean's surface. Trade winds carry this evaporated water to different areas where it cools and then falls back into the ocean.Full Answer >
The bodies of water around France include the Mediterranean Sea, the North Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, the Rhine River and the English Channel. France also borders countries such as Germany, Italy and Switzerland.Full Answer >
The body of water nearest to the coordinates 41 degrees north latitude by 112 degrees west longitude is the Great Salt Lake. It is the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi, as well as the largest terminal lake in the Western Hemisphere.Full Answer >
The width of the Amazon River varies from only 1 mile in some places during the dry season to as much as 30 miles in the wet season. The mouth of the Amazon where it meets the Atlantic Ocean is more than 250 miles wide.Full Answer >