What is Atlantic Ocean?

  • (noun): The 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east.
    Synonyms: Atlantic

Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's oceanic divisions. With a total area of about 106,400,000 square kilometres (41,100,000 sq mi), it covers approximately 20 percent of the Earth's surface and about 29 percent of its water surface area. The first part of its name refers to Atlas of Greek mythology, making the Atlantic the "Sea of Atlas".

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Core Sound
... Core Banks, part of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, located west of the Atlantic Ocean and north of Bogue Sound ... Manteo Wanchese Rodanthe Waves Salvo Avon Buxton Frisco Hatteras Ocracoke Portsmouth Waterways Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Currituck Sound Albemarle ... Onslow County Towns/Cities Beaufort Morehead City Atlantic Beach Pine Knoll Shores Salter Path Indian Beach Emerald Isle Cape Carteret Cedar Point Swansboro Waterways Atlantic Ocean Atlantic ...
List Of Islands By Population Density - Most Densely Populated Islands (over 1,000 People Per Km²)
0.88306°S 33.93889°E / -0.88306 33.93889 4 Fadiouth Senegal Atlantic Ocean 9,000 (2007) 0.15 60,000 14°9′9″N 16°49′24″W / 14.15250°N. 8.4 3,700 40 Long Beach Barrier Island United States Atlantic Ocean, Reynolds Channel 39,282 (2010) 11.7 3,350 40°35′17″N 73°41′17″W / 40.58806°N 73.68806°W / 40.58806 -73.68806 ...
List Of Islands Of Newfoundland And Labrador - List of Islands
55.90056°W / 47.27972 -55.90056 (Brunette Island) Bull, Cow and Calf Atlantic Ocean 46°46′33″N 54°05′56″W / 46.77583°N 54.09889°W / 46.77583 -54.09889 (Bull, Cow and Calf. 49.01842 -53.68388 (Silver Fox Island) South Aulatsivik Atlantic Ocean 56°45′51″N 61°30′59″W / 56.76417°N 61.51639°W / 56.76417 -61 ...
Congo Kinshasa - Geography
... heart of sub-Saharan Africa and is bounded by (clockwise from the southwest) Angola, the South Atlantic Ocean, the Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, South Sudan ... jungle covers most of the vast, low-lying central basin of the river, which slopes toward the Atlantic Ocean in the west ... and then running past Boma into the Atlantic Ocean ...
Salvatore Ruggiero - Death
... Then, from over the Atlantic Ocean, Day radioed the Jacksonville, Florida air traffic control center requesting landing status ... spotted a huge water geyser on the surface of the Atlantic, twelve miles southeast of Savannah, Georgia ... the surface, scattered over seventy-five feet of the ocean floor ...

Famous quotes containing the words atlantic ocean, ocean and/or atlantic:

    All the morning we had heard the sea roar on the eastern shore, which was several miles distant.... It was a very inspiriting sound to walk by, filling the whole air, that of the sea dashing against the land, heard several miles inland. Instead of having a dog to growl before your door, to have an Atlantic Ocean to growl for a whole Cape!
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Our fathers water’d with their tears
    This sea of time whereon we sail,
    Their voices were in all men’s ears
    Who pass’d within their puissant hail.
    Still the same ocean round us raves,
    But we stand mute, and watch the waves.
    Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)

    There was not a tree as far as we could see, and that was many miles each way, the general level of the upland being about the same everywhere. Even from the Atlantic side we overlooked the Bay, and saw to Manomet Point in Plymouth, and better from that side because it was the highest.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)