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Top 50 Largest and Most Popular Oceans of the World

Top 50 oceans and seas around the world. Though, it is believed that the 3 major oceans of the world are the Pacific, the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean but we are delving much more into about fifty of the world most popular Oceans and Seas based on their area.

Wikipedia noted that, An ocean is a body of saline water that composes much of a planet's hydrosphere . On Earth, an ocean is one of the major conventional divisions of the World Ocean . These are, in descending order by area, the Pacific, Atlantic , Indian , Southern (Antarctic), and Arctic Oceans. The word sea is often used interchangeably with "ocean" in American English but, strictly speaking, a sea is a body of saline water (generally a division of the world ocean) partly or fully enclosed by land.

However, below is the list of fifty, yes fifty world Oceans and Seas based on their area:

List of Oceans of the World

Name Area
(sq mi)
Area
(sq km)
1 Pacific Ocean 60,060,000 155,557,000
2 Atlantic Ocean 29,638,000 76,762,000
3 Indian Ocean 26,469,000 68,556,000
4 Southern Ocean 7,848,000 20,327,000
5 Arctic Ocean 5,427,000 14,056,000
6 Coral Sea 1,850,000 4,791,000
7 Arabian Sea 1,492,000 3,864,000
8 South China Sea (Nan Hai) 1,423,000 3,685,000
9 Weddell Sea 1,080,000 2,796,000
10 Caribbean Sea 1,063,000 2,753,000
11 Mediterranean Sea 971,000 2,515,000
12 Tasman Sea 900,000 2,331,000
13 Bering Sea 890,000 2,305,000
14 Bay of Bengal 839,000 2,173,000
15 Sea of Okhotsk 614,000 1,590,000
16 Gulf of Mexico 596,000 1,544,000
17 Gulf of Guinea 592,000 1,533,000
18 Barents Sea 542,000 1,405,000
19 Norwegian Sea 534,000 1,383,000
20 Gulf of Alaska 512,000 1,327,000
21 Hudson Bay 476,000 1,233,000
22 Greenland Sea 465,000 1,205,000
23 Bellinghausen Sea 430,000 1,110,000
24 Amundsen Sea 400,000 1,036,000
25 Arafura Sea 400,000 1,036,000
26 Philippine Sea 400,000 1,036,000
27 Sea of Japan 378,000 979,000
28 Mozambique Channel 376,000 975,000
29 Ross Sea 370,000 958,000
30 East Siberian Sea 361,000 936,000
31 Scotia Sea 347,000 900,000
32 Kara Sea 341,000 883,000
33 Labrador Sea 309,000 800,000
34 East China Sea (Dong Hai/Tung Hai) 290,000 752,000
35 Solomon Sea 278,000 720,000
36 Laptev Sea 270,000 700,000
37 Baffin Bay 268,000 695,000
38 Banda Sea 268,000 695,000
39 Drake Passage 240,000 620,000
40 Timor Sea 237,000 615,000
41 Andaman Sea 232,000 601,000
42 North Sea 232,000 601,000
43 Davis Strait 230,000 596,000
44 Chukchi Sea 225,000 582,000
45 Great Australian Bight 187,000 484,000
46 Beaufort Sea 184,000 476,000
47 Celebes Sea 182,000 472,000
48 Black Sea 178,000 461,000
49 Red Sea 175,000 453,000
50 Java Sea 167,000 433,000

Source: The Gale Group, Inc. GEO-DATA: THE WORLD GEOGRAPHICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA

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