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.
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.