Atlantic Ocean ek khara paani ke barraa jagha hae jiske
- west me the Americas aur Pacific Ocean ke ek hissa hae,
- east me Europe, Africa, aur Indian Ocean hae,
- north me Arctic Ocean, aur
- south me Southern Ocean hae.
|Dunia ke ocean|
Scientist log batae hae ki million saal pahile khaali ek ocean rahaa, aur jaada kar ke jamin saathe jurra rahaaa jahan pe abhi Atlantic Ocean hae. Dhire dhire ii fat ke kuch tukrra me oe gais. Dire dire ii faarr me paani bhar gais.
Atlantic Ocean ke west me North America aur South America hae. Ii Denmark Strait, Greenland Sea, Norwegian Sea aur Barents Sea se jaae ke Arctic Ocean se mile hae. Iske east me Europe hae aur ii Strait of Gibraltar se Mediterranean Sea – se mile hae.
Southeast me Atlantic, Indian Ocean se mile hae. 20° East meridian, jon ki Cape Agulhas se Antarctica talak south me jaawe hae, iske border hae. defines its border. Some authorities show it extending south to Antarctica, while others show it bounded at the 60° parallel by the Southern Ocean.
In the southwest, the Drake Passage connects it to the Pacific Ocean. The man-made Panama Canal links the Atlantic and Pacific. Besides those mentioned, other large bodies of water adjacent to the Atlantic are the Caribbean Sea; the Gulf of Mexico; Hudson Bay; the Arctic Ocean; the Mediterranean Sea; the North Sea; the Baltic Sea and the Celtic Sea.
Covering approximately 22% of Earth's surface, the Atlantic is second in size to the Pacific. With its adjacent seas, it occupies an area of about 106,400,000 square kilometres (41,100,000 sq mi); without them, it has an area of 82,400,000 square kilometres (31,800,000 sq mi). The land that drains into the Atlantic covers four times that of either the Pacific or Indian oceans. The volume of the Atlantic with its adjacent seas is 354,700,000 cubic kilometers (85,100,000 cu mi) and without them 323,600,000 cubic kilometres (77,640,000 cu mi).
The average depth of the Atlantic, with its adjacent seas, is 3,339 metres (10,955 ft); without them it is 3,926 metres (12,881 ft). The greatest depth, Milwaukee Deep with 8,380 metres (27,490 ft), is in the Puerto Rico Trench. The Atlantic's width varies from 2,848 kilometres (1,770 mi) between Brazil and Sierra Leone to over 6,400 km (4,000 mi) in the south., April 2011
- Limits of Oceans and Seas. International Hydrographic Organization Special Publication No. 23, 1953.
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