Is the Indian or Atlantic Ocean larger?

Is Atlantic bigger than Indian?

The Atlantic Ocean is between North and South America on the west and Europe and Africa on the east. The Atlantic Ocean connects to the Arctic Ocean to the north, and to the Antarctic Ocean to the south. The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean. The Indian Ocean covers 28,900,000 square miles, or 15% of the earth.

Is the Indian Ocean the smallest ocean in the world?

The Arctic Ocean, with a total area of about 14 million square kilometers (5.4 million square miles), is the world’s smallest ocean basin.

Why is it called Indian Ocean?

Complete answer:

The Indian Ocean is named after India because of its strategic location at the head of the ocean from ancient times and its long coastline which is longer than any other country in the Indian Ocean rim.

Which is the 3 largest ocean?

Oceanic divisions

# Ocean Avg. depth (m)
1 Pacific Ocean 3,970
2 Atlantic Ocean 3,646
3 Indian Ocean 3,741
4 Southern Ocean 3,270
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