2005 INDEXCountry Ranks
Atlantic Ocean Index 2005
Atlantic Ocean Main Index
Atlantic Ocean Introduction - 2005
SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's five oceans (after the Pacific Ocean, but larger than the Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, and Arctic Ocean). The Kiel Canal (Germany), Oresund (Denmark-Sweden), Bosporus (Turkey), Strait of Gibraltar (Morocco-Spain), and the Saint Lawrence Seaway (Canada-US) are important strategic access waterways. The decision by the International Hydrographic Organization in the spring of 2000 to delimit a fifth world ocean, the Southern Ocean, removed the portion of the Atlantic Ocean south of 60 degrees south.
NOTE: The information regarding Atlantic Ocean on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Atlantic Ocean Introduction 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Atlantic Ocean Introduction 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.