The Pacific Ocean from space

The Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean. This body of water could hold all the continents and almost all three other oceans. It spreads nearly half way around the world, from Asia east to the Americas, and from Antarctica north almost to the Arctic. The Pacific is also the deepest ocean. The world's highest peak, Mount Everest, would disappear if dropped into the Pacific's Philippine Trench, which is 32,995 feet deep.

Ocean Facts

Fraction of world ocean: 48%

Average depth: 13,740 feet (4,188 m)

Deepest point: 36,200 feet (11,033 m) in the Mariana Trench

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