The Atlantic Ocean is located between Africa, Europe, the Arctic Ocean, the Americas and the Southern Ocean. It is the second largest ocean in the world.
The total area of the Atlantic Ocean is 76.762 million square kilometers, which is about 6.5 times the size of the United States. The Atlantic Ocean contains important natural resources, such as fish, seals, whales, oil and gas fields, and sand and gravel aggregates. These natural resources also play an important role in the economy through fishing, producing oil and natural gas and the dredging of aragonite sands. In addition, the Atlantic Ocean contributes to the economy by providing sea routes between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres.