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56 Facts About Indian Ocean
3. The Indian Ocean was known earlier as the Eastern Ocean.
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5. Indian Ocean bordering 16 African countries, 18 Asian continent, 57 island and Australia continent as well.
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10. The Indian Ocean shares the second largest production of Tuna and a spot where endangered species thrive such as dugong, seals, turtles, and whales.
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11. The Indian Ocean has limited marine life due to warmer water temperature.
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12. The Indian Ocean is the warmest ocean in the world.
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13. The Indian Ocean is believed of getting centimeters wider every year.
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14. The Indian Ocean is known as Ratnakara which means the creator of gems in the ancient Sanskrit language.
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20. The Indian Ocean has an extremely high concentration of dissolved and floating hydrocarbons.
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21. The Indian Ocean is surrounded by various continents on either side.
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23. From the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean is delineated by the 20° east meridian going to South from the Cape Agulhas.
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24. Indian Ocean has coordinates of 33.1376° S, 81.8262° E It is bound by Australia on the East, Africa on the West, Asia on the North, including India which its name is derived, and the Southern Ocean on the South.
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25. Indian Ocean has an average depth of 3,890 meters or equivalent to 12,762 feet between Pacific and Atlantic Ocean.
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27. The Indian Ocean was originally named "Ratnakara" which means "creator of gems" from the Sanskrit language because of its trading history.
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28. Indian Ocean is the world's third largest ocean and is about 5.5 times the size of the United States.
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30. Indian Ocean is the world's third largest ocean, after the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
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35. Indian Ocean is bound on the north by Asia, including the country of India for which it's named, on the west by Africa, and on the east by Indonesia and Australia.
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37. Indian Ocean is the warmest of all oceans that are present on planet Earth.
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39. Indian Ocean receives 6,000 km of river run off from some of the world's fastest flowing rivers, including the Brahmaputra, Ganges, Indus and Zambesi rivers.
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41. Indian Ocean is home to a complex system of divergent tectonic plate boundaries, including the Rodrigues Triple Point, the site of the mergence of the African, Indo—Australian and Antarctic continental plates.
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44. Indian Ocean connects 57 islands groups, 16 African countries, 23 Asian countries and Australia together and is a very important transport hub.
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47. Indian Ocean reaches from the western coast of Africa, along the southern edge of India, Australia and Asia, all the way down to where it meets the Southern ocean.
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49. The Indian Ocean is actually the youngest of the major oceans.
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50. Indian Ocean provides major sea routes connecting the Middle East, Africa, and East Asia with Europe and the Americas.
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51. The Indian Ocean accounts for the second largest share of the most economically valuable tuna catch.
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56. The Indian Ocean was known earlier as the Eastern Ocean, or Eastern Sea.
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