Indian Ocean Map



Indian Ocean Map







Indian Ocean Map

Indian Ocean Map



Some Indian Ocean Facts



The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean covering about 20% of the water on the Earth's surface, It is surrounded on the north by the Indian subcontinent, on the west by East Africa, on the east by Indochina, the Sunda Islands, and Australia and in the south by the Southern Ocean and is the only ocean to be named after a country.

The Indian ocean's volume is estimated to be 292,131,000 cubic kilometres.

Countries within the Indian ocean are Madagascar, Reunion Island, Comoros, Seychelles, Maldives, Mauritius and SriLanka. Indonesia borders the ocean on the east.

The Ocean currents are mainly controlled by the monsoon. Two large circular currents, one in the northern hemisphere flowing clockwise and one south of the equator moving anticlockwise are the usuall pattern, but during the winter monsoon the currents in the north are reversed.



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