Pacific Ocean

lairgest ocean on the Yird
(Reguidit frae Paceefic)

The Pacific Ocean is the maist muckle body o watter on Yird – at 165.2 million square kilometres in area, this ocean (the maist muckle pairt o the Yird Ocean) kivers aboot 32% o the yird's surface an is mair muckle nor aw the yird's laund thegither. Its name comes frae the Laitin name Mare Pacificum, "peacefu sea". It wis gien the name bi the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan.

Pacific Ocean
Map o the Pacific Ocean
Coordinates0°N 180°W / 0°N 180°W / 0; -180Coordinates: 0°N 180°W / 0°N 180°W / 0; -180
Surface aurie165,000,000 km2 (64,000,000 sq mi)
Average deepth4,280 m (14,040 ft)
Max. deepth10,911 m (35,797 ft)
Watter vollum710,000,000 km3 (170,000,000 cu mi)
IslandsLeet o islands