Countries that border the Atlantic Ocean include: Antigua and Barbuda, Angola, Barbados, Benin, Brazil, the Bahamas, Cuba, Cameroon, Canada, Cote d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Dominican Republic, Spain, France, French Guiana, Gabon, the United Kingdom, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Equitorial Guinea, Guyana, Ireland, Iceland, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Liberia, Morroco, Namibia, Portugal, Argentina, Congo, Chile, Guinea, Haiti, Mauritania, Uruguay, South Africa, Togo, Suriname, Senegal, Sao Tome and Principe, Trinidad, Tobago and the United States.Continue Reading
In addition, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Western Sahara, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela and Zaire also border the Atlantic Ocean.
In total there are 52 different nations that have shorelines along this ocean. This includes nations in Africa, Europe, North America and South America.
The Atlantic Ocean has a total area of 72,762 square km and has 111,866 km of coastline. This makes the ocean slightly smaller than 6.5 times the size of the United States. The Atlantic Ocean's lowest point is -8,605 m below sea level at the Milwaukee Deep in the Puerto Rico Trench. This sea contains some of the most heavily traveled routes between the Eastern and Western hemispheres. Economic activity in the Atlantic ocean includes fishing, dredging for argonite sands and the production of oil and natural gas.Learn more about Bodies of Water
The West Indies group of islands known as the Leeward Islands are comprised of the Puerto Rican Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Saint Martin, Saint-Barthélemy (Fr.) Saba, Sint Eustatius, Saint Kitts, Nevis, Barbuda, Antigua, Redonda, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, la Désirade, Îles des Saintes, Marie-Galante and Dominica. The islands include independent nations and protectorates of the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and France.Full Answer >
The equator passes through 13 countries: Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Gabon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Maldives, Indonesia, Kiribati, and Sao Tome and Principe. This list does not include territorial waters of other countries through which the equator passes.Full Answer >
The Equator is an imaginary line that passes through the countries of Ecuador, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sao Tome and Principe, Gabon, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, the Maldives, Indonesia, Kiribati, Colombia, and Brazil. Although the Equator passes through the territory of the Maldives, it does not cross any dry land in the island nation, and whether the equator touches land in Kiribati is uncertain.Full Answer >
The countries that border Ghana are Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire and Togo. Ghana is situated in West Africa and borders the Gulf of Guinea. Ghana has a total area of approximately 99,100 miles, making it the 82nd largest country in the world. Ghana is a little smaller than Oregon.Full Answer >