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Thursday, September 26, 2013

The 15 Largest Bodies of Water in the World

The earth is made up of so many bodies of water. With this, the largest bodies of water in the world are identified. Insider Monkey created a blog about "The 15 Largest Bodies of Water in the World" for us to be fully educated with regards to our planet.

As you may already know, the Earth is often referred to as the “blue planet.” This particular nickname was given due to the immense volume of water covering the surface of our planet; more specifically, 70% of the entire Earth is covered by water, making up for 326,000,000,000,000,000,000 gallons.

We have compiled a list of the 15 largest bodies of water in the world and in order to rank them we used their surfaces in square kilometers. Their maximum depth varies quite a lot but, in general, the larger the body of water, the deeper it also is. The largest on our list is the Pacific Ocean, which spreads between 5 continents: Asia, North America, South America, Australia, and Antartica. The Pacific Ocean is not only the largest body of water, but it is also the oldest. You should take a look at Insider Monkey for more facts about the largest bodies of water in the world.