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Top 10 Largest Seas in the World

Thursday, November 10th 2011. | Largest

Largest Seas generally refers to a large body of salt water, but the term is used in other contexts as well. Most commonly, it means a large expanse of saline water connected with an ocean, and is commonly used as a synonym for ocean. It is also used sometimes to describe a large saline lake that lacks a natural outlet, such as the Caspian Sea. Here are the list of Top 10 Largest Seas in the World. Here are the list of Top 10 largest seas in the World.

10. Bay of Bengal – 2,172,000 sq.km

Largest Seas Bay of Bengal

Largest Seas Bay of Bengal

The Bay of Bengal, the  largest seas in the world, forms the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean. It resembles a triangle in shape, and is bordered mostly by the Eastern Coast of India, southern coast of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to the west and Burma (Myanmar) and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (part of India) to the east. The seas of Bengal occupies an area of 2,172,000 km².

 

9. Bering Sea – 2,260,100 sq.km

Largest Seas Bering Sea

Largest Seas Bering Sea

The Bering Sea is separated from the Gulf of Alaska by the Alaska Peninsula. This largest seas covers over two million square kilometers, bordered on the east and northeast by Alaska, on the west by Russia’s Siberia and Kamchatka Peninsula, on the south by the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands and on the far north by the Bering Strait, which connects the Bering Sea to the Arctic Ocean’s Chukchi Sea.

 

8. Tasman Sea – 2,330,000 sq.km

Largest Seas Tasman Sea

Largest Seas Tasman Sea

The Tasman Sea is the largest seas between Australia and New Zealand, approximately 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) across. It extends 2,800 km (approx.) from north to south. It is a south-western segment of the South Pacific Ocean. The Tasman Sea is commonly referred to in both Australia and New Zealand.

 

7. Mediterranean Sea – 2,500,000 sq.km

Largest Seas Mediterranean Sea

Largest Seas Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean Sea is a largest seas connected to the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by the Mediterranean region and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Anatolia and Europe, on the south by North Africa, and on the east by the Levant. It covers an approximate area of 2.5 million km² (965,000 sq mi), but its connection to the Atlantic (the Strait of Gibraltar) is only 14 km (8.7 mi) wide. The Mediterranean Sea has an average depth of 1,500 m (4,900 ft) and the deepest recorded point is 5,267 m (17,280 ft) in the Calypso Deep in the Ionian Sea.

 

6. Caribbean Sea – 2,754,000 sq.km

Largest Seas Caribbean Sea

Largest Seas Caribbean Sea

The Caribbean Sea is a largest seas of the Atlantic Ocean located in the tropics of the Western hemisphere. The entire area of the Caribbean Sea, the numerous islands of the West Indies, and adjacent coasts, are collectively known as the Caribbean. The Caribbean Sea is one of the largest salt water seas and has an area of about 2,754,000 km² (1,063,000 sq. mi.). The sea’s deepest point is the Cayman Trough, between the Cayman Islands and Jamaica, at 7,686 m (25,220 ft) below sea level.

 

5. Weddell Sea – 2,800,000 sq.km

Largest Seas Weddell Sea

Largest Seas Weddell Sea

The Weddell Sea is largest seas part of the Southern Ocean and contains the Weddell Gyre. Its land boundaries are defined by the bay formed from the coasts of Coats Land and the Antarctic Peninsula. The easternmost point is Cape Norvegia at Princess Martha Coast, Queen Maud Land. At its widest the sea is around 2,000 km across, in area it is around 2.8 million km².

 

4. South China Sea – 3,500,000 sq.km

Largest Seas South China Sea

Largest Seas South China Sea

The South China Sea is a marginal sea that is part of the Pacific Ocean, encompassing an area from the Singapore and Malacca Straits to the Strait of Taiwan of around 3,500,000 square kilometres (1,400,000 sq mi). The area’s importance largely results from one-third of the world’s shipping transiting through its waters, and that it is believed to hold huge oil and gas reserves beneath its seabed.

 

3. Arabian Sea – 3,862,000 sq.km

Largest Seas Arabian Sea

Largest Seas Arabian Sea

The Arabian Sea’s surface area is largest seas about 3,862,000 km2 (1,491,130 sq mi). The maximum width of the Arabian Sea is approximately 2,400 km (1,490 mi), and its maximum depth is 4,652 metres (15,262 ft), in the Arabian Basin approximately at the same latitude as the southernmost tip of India.

 

2. Coral Sea – 4,791,000 sq.km

Largest Seas Coral Sea

Largest Seas Coral Sea

The Coral Sea as one of the largest seas is a marginal sea off the northeast coast of Australia. It is bounded in the west by the east coast of Queensland, thereby including the Great Barrier Reef, in the east by Vanuatu (formerly the New Hebrides) and by New Caledonia, and in the north approximately by the southern extremity of the Solomon Islands.

 

1. Philippine Sea – 5,177,762 sq.km

Largest Seas Philippine Sea

Largest Seas Philippine Sea

The Philippine Sea is a marginal sea east and north of the Philippines occupying an estimated surface area of 2 million mi² (5 million km²) on the western part of the North Pacific Ocean. The Philippine sea is the largest seas  in the world.


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