Which Continents Touch the Pacific Ocean?


Quick Answer

The continents of Antarctica, Asia, Australia, South America and North America touch the Pacific Ocean. Only Africa and Europe have no land that touches the Pacific.

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Asia and Australia border the western boundaries of the Pacific Ocean, while North and South America border the eastern boundary. In the north, the Pacific Ocean meets the Arctic Ocean at the Bering Strait and in the south it touches the Atlantic Ocean at the Drake Passage.

The Pacific Ocean covers almost 1/3 of the Earth and is twice the size of the second-largest body of water, the Atlantic Ocean. At 63.8 million square miles, the Pacific Ocean is larger than all the land on Earth combined.

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