What is the size of the Bermuda Triangle?
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What is the size of the Bermuda Triangle?

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The Bermuda Triangle, or Devil's Triangle, comprises a total area of about 500,000 square miles off the southeastern edge of Florida. The Bermuda Triangle is a mythical part of the Atlantic Ocean, formed by Miami, Fla., Bermuda and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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A number of unexplained disappearances of ships and airplanes have been reported in the Bermuda Triangle. One notable disappearance was an entire squadron of U.S. Navy bombers that have never been found, after the pilots became disoriented in that fabled area. However, the U.S. Navy does not accept the existence of the mythical area, and the Bermuda Triangle is not officially recognized by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.

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    What's so mysterious about the Bermuda Triangle?

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    The Bermuda Triangle is an area in the Atlantic Ocean that is known for its high occurrence of airplane and boat disappearances. However, official sources such as the U.S. Navy have debunked the idea that such an area actually exists. The area's name derives from its supposed triangular nature, the top point of which is marked by the island of Bermuda.

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    Do flights avoid the Bermuda Triangle?

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    Where is Bermuda?

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    Bermuda is an island located in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is 640 miles east of the Cape Hatteras, N.C., and is geographically part of North America. The closest land area to Bermuda after Cape Hatteras is the Canadian island Cape Sable, located 770 miles to the north.

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