56 Facts About Indian Ocean

1. Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean in the world after the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.

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2. All of the Indian Ocean is in the Eastern Hemisphere and the centre of the Eastern Hemisphere, the 90th meridian east, passes through the Ninety East Ridge.

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3. The Indian Ocean was known earlier as the Eastern Ocean.

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4. The Indian Ocean covers a variety of biologically diverse ecological regions, including Africa's eastern shores, western Australia and the southern coastlines of Asia.

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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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6. Indian Ocean is the only ocean named after a country with 4 critically access waterways which are Egypt, Yemen, Iran-Oman, and Indonesia-Malaysia.

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7. Indian Ocean is the ocean surrounded by Asia to the north, Australia and the Pacific Ocean to the east, the Southern Ocean to the south, and Africa and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

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8. Indian Ocean has ports in the bordering countries such as in India, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Australia, and Indonesia.

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9. Along the coastal areas bordering the Indian Ocean are Indian and Madagascar which grow the vast number of mangrove trees.

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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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15. Indian Ocean was discovered by a Greek, Eudoxus of Cyzicus who first crossed the ocean in the 2nd or 1st century BC.

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16. Indian Ocean is the third largest oceanic divisions in the world next to the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.

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17. Indian Ocean is home to some endangered species: the dugong, whales, seals, and turtles.

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18. Indian Ocean is the third largest, after the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans.

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19. The Indian Ocean has various tectonic plate boundaries which include the Rodrigues Triple Point.

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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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22. Indian Ocean covers the entire area of the southern Indian subcontinent.

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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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26. Indian Ocean is known to have an unusual climate variability in all its regions.

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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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29. Indian Ocean is named after the country of India, which takes up most of the ocean's northern border.

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30. Indian Ocean is the world's third largest ocean, after the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

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31. The Indian Ocean has its northernmost point located in the Persian Gulf at equator's 30° north.

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32. Indian Ocean has the fewest trenches of any of the world's oceans.

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33. Indian Ocean differs from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in several other respects.

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34. Indian Ocean has the fewest marginal seas of the major 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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36. Indian Ocean is the home to several tectonic plate boundaries.

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37. Indian Ocean is the warmest of all oceans that are present on planet Earth.

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38. Indian Ocean is rich in coastal configurations that are well-defined.

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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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40. Indian Ocean consists of, or feeds, 16 smaller bodies of water, including the Arabian and Red Seas, the Bay of Bengal, The Persian Gulf, the Great Australian Bight and the man made Suez Canal.

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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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42. Indian Ocean is artificially connected to the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal, which is accessible via the Red Sea.

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43. Indian Ocean is divided into east and west by a 5000 kilometers mountain range named the Ninety East Ridge.

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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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45. Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean in the world, after the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean.

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46. Indian Ocean covers an area of approximately 70,560,000 square kilometers.

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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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48. Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean of the world.

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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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52. As the youngest of the major oceans, the Indian Ocean has active spreading ridges that are part of the worldwide system of mid-ocean ridges.

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53. Indian Ocean warming is the largest among the tropical oceans, and about 3 times faster than the warming observed in the Pacific.

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54. All of the Indian Ocean is in the Eastern Hemisphere and the centre of the Eastern Hemisphere is in this ocean.

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55. The Indian Ocean is artificially connected to the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal, which is accessible via the Red Sea.

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56. The Indian Ocean was known earlier as the Eastern Ocean, or Eastern Sea.

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