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The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest and deepest ocean on Earth, located between Greenland and Iceland in the north, Europe and Africa in the east, North and South America in the west, and Antarctica in the south. Its area is 91.66 million km², of which about 16% are seas, bays and straits. The area of ​​coastal seas is small and does not exceed 1% of the total area of ​​the water area. The volume of water is 329.7 million km³, which is equal to 25% of the volume of the World Ocean. The average depth is 3736 m, the greatest is 8742 m (the trench of Puerto Rico). The average annual salinity of ocean waters is about 35 ‰.
The Atlantic Ocean has a highly indented coastline with seas and bays.
By location, there are 2 parts: northern and southern. The North Atlantic Ocean lies between the continents of North America and Eurasia. In the north, it is bounded by the meridian of the eastern islands of the Spitsbergen archipelago. Its width ranges from 3500 to 6400 km. The Mediterranean Sea is referred to the North Atlantic basin, as well as the Black, Azov and Caspian Seas.
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