Deutsch: Pazifischer Ozean / Español: Océano Pacífico / Português: Oceano Pací­fico / Français: Océan Pacifique / Italiano: Oceano Pacifico

The Pacific  (Pacific Ocean) is the largest ocean on earth (165.25 million km²). It extends from the Arctic in the north to Antarctica in the south, bounded by Asia and Australia in the west, and the Americas in the east.

The hydrosphere covers about 46% of the Earth's water surface and about one-third of its total surface area, making it larger than all of the Earth's land area combined.

The equator subdivides it in some definitions into the North Pacific Ocean and South Pacific Ocean, with two exceptions: the Galapagos and Gilbert Islands (both belongs by definition completely to the South Pacific.

The Mariana Trench (German: Marianengraben) in the western North Pacific is the deepest point in the world, reaching a depth of 10,911 metres. 


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