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
... part of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, located west of the Atlantic Ocean and north of Bogue Sound ... Wanchese Rodanthe Waves Salvo Avon Buxton Frisco Hatteras Ocracoke Portsmouth Waterways Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Currituck Sound Albemarle ... Island Places Counties Carteret County Onslow County Towns/Cities Beaufort Morehead City Atlantic Beach Pine Knoll Shores Salter Path Indian Beach Emerald Isle Cape ...
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 16.82333°W / 14.15250 -16.82333 5 Malé Maldives. 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 41 Lidingö (outside ...
Congo Kinshasa - Geography
... the 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 ... low-lying central basin of the river, which slopes toward the Atlantic Ocean in the west ... Falls), 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 ... a fishing boat spotted a huge water geyser on the surface of the Atlantic, twelve miles southeast of Savannah, Georgia ... wreckage was found, fifty-five feet below the surface, scattered over seventy-five feet of the ocean floor ...
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. 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 -61.51639 (South Aulatsivik Island ...

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    Through the din and desultoriness of noon, even in the most Oriental city, is seen the fresh and primitive and savage nature, in which Scythians and Ethiopians and Indians dwell. What is echo, what are light and shade, day and night, ocean and stars, earthquake and eclipse, there? The works of man are everywhere swallowed up in the immensity of nature. The AEgean Sea is but Lake Huron still to the Indian.
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    Boys hide in lunging cubes
    Crouching to explode,
    Beyond the Atlantic skies,
    With cheerful cries
    Their barking tubes
    Upon the German toad.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)