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Largest Bodies of Water Statistics

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RankBody of WaterArea (sq.km.)Maximum Depth
1.Pacific Ocean179,650,00011,022 m
2.Atlantic Ocean106,100,0009,212 m
3.Indian Ocean74,900,0007,450 m
4.Arctic Ocean13,230,0005,449 m
5.South China Sea2,974,6005,559 m
6.Caribbean Sea2,753,0007,680 m
7.Mediterranean Sea2,510,0005,150 m
8.Bering Sea2,261,0004,079 m
9.Gulf of Mexico1,542,9854,023 m
10.Sea of Okhotsk1,527,5705,210 m
11.East China Sea1,249,1502,719 m
12.Sea of Japan / East Sea1,012,9454,225 m
13.Andaman Sea797,7003,113 m
14.Hudson Bay730,380218 m
15.North Sea575,300725 m
16.Red Sea437,7002,604 m
17.Black Sea436,4002,244 m
18.Baltic Sea414,400459 m
19.Caspian Sea371,8001,025 m
20.Yellow Sea294,00093 m
21.Persian Gulf238,79075 m
22.Gulf of California162,0001,293 m
23.Irish Sea103,600245 m
24.English Channel89,90072 m
25.Lake Superior82,350405 m
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Water StatisticsData
Total gallons of water on earth326,000,000,000,000,000,000
Percent of the earth that is covered in ocean70 %
Percent of the earth's water that is fresh2 %
Where the Water is LocatedPercent
Percent of the earth's water that is in the ocean98 %
Percent of the earth's water that is locked up in the polar ice caps1.6 %
Percent of the earth's water that is found in underground aquifers and wells0.36 %
Percent of the earth's water that is found in lakes and rivers0.036 %
Percent of the earth's water that is floating in the air or locked up in plants and animals0.004 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: World Atlas
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 1, 2017

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