Largest Bodies of Water Statistics

Rank Body of Water Area (sq.km.) Maximum Depth
1. Pacific Ocean 179,650,000 11,022 m
2. Atlantic Ocean 106,100,000 9,212 m
3. Indian Ocean 74,900,000 7,450 m
4. Arctic Ocean 13,230,000 5,449 m
5. South China Sea 2,974,600 5,559 m
6. Caribbean Sea 2,753,000 7,680 m
7. Mediterranean Sea 2,510,000 5,150 m
8. Bering Sea 2,261,000 4,079 m
9. Gulf of Mexico 1,542,985 4,023 m
10. Sea of Okhotsk 1,527,570 5,210 m
11. East China Sea 1,249,150 2,719 m
12. Sea of Japan / East Sea 1,012,945 4,225 m
13. Andaman Sea 797,700 3,113 m
14. Hudson Bay 730,380 218 m
15. North Sea 575,300 725 m
16. Red Sea 437,700 2,604 m
17. Black Sea 436,400 2,244 m
18. Baltic Sea 414,400 459 m
19. Caspian Sea 371,800 1,025 m
20. Yellow Sea 294,000 93 m
21. Persian Gulf 238,790 75 m
22. Gulf of California 162,000 1,293 m
23. Irish Sea 103,600 245 m
24. English Channel 89,900 72 m
25. Lake Superior 82,350 405 m
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Water Statistics Data
Total gallons of water on earth 326,000,000,000,000,000,000
Percent of the earth that is covered in ocean 70 %
Percent of the earth's water that is fresh 2 %
Where the Water is Located Percent
Percent of the earth's water that is in the ocean 98 %
Percent of the earth's water that is locked up in the polar ice caps 1.6 %
Percent of the earth's water that is found in underground aquifers and wells 0.36 %
Percent of the earth's water that is found in lakes and rivers 0.036 %
Percent of the earth's water that is floating in the air or locked up in plants and animals 0.004 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: World Atlas
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: March 1, 2016

Largest Bodies of Water Statistics

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