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List of the World's Largest Oceans
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Oceans cover more than 70% of Earth's surface. As you can see in this ranking, the Pacific is the world's largest ocean. Ocean depths vary greatly, but they are very scanty compared to their vast surface areas. It is estimated that the average depth is 4 km. The deepest parts are found in the Mariana Trench, where it goes down 11,033 meters. Oceans have a superficial layer of lukewarm water (12° -30°C) which goes down 50 to 500 meters. Under this layer the water is much cooler, with temperatures ranging between 5° and -1°C. This ranking orders the world's oceans according to their surface areas.

Oceancolumns columns Surface Area  (km2)
1Pacific OceanPacific Ocean166,240,992.00
2Atlantic OceanAtlantic Ocean82,558,000.00
3Indian OceanIndian Ocean75,427,000.00
4Southern OceanSouthern Ocean20,327,000.00
5Arctic OceanArctic Ocean9,485,000.00
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