Facts on Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean ranks as the second largest ocean in the world, surpassed only by the Pacific.

The Atlantic Ocean ranks as the second largest ocean in the world, surpassed only by the Pacific. The Atlantic Ocean covers an area of approximately 82.2 million square kilometers and an average depth of 3,300 meters. Separates Europe and Africa from America.

The Atlantic divides oceanic waters of the planet. Although there are distinct names for each ocean, its waters are interconnected. The Atlantic, for example, is connected to the north by the Arctic Ocean, the southwest, with the Pacific Ocean, southeast by the Indian Oceans and south to Antarctica.

The ocean in question is divided into two parts, with reference to the line of the Equator, giving rise to the North Atlantic and South Atlantic. The Atlantic Ocean is composed of the seas: the Mediterranean Sea, North Sea, Caribbean Sea and Baltic Sea.


The Atlantic Ocean bathes the coast of Brazil and Africa. The relief of the Atlantic Ocean has a great mountain, called mid atlantic.

The world’s great rivers flow into its waters in the Atlantic, among which we mention: the Amazon River, St. Lawrence, Orinoco, Mississippi, Paraná, Congo, Niger, and Loire.

Despite being the second largest in extent, the Atlantic ranks first in importance, since much of the trade flow circulating through it.

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