As of 2011, the United States is officially bordered by three oceans: the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the East, and the Arctic Ocean to the north. The Arctic Ocean was added as an official border of the United States when Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton attended the Arctic Council.Continue Reading
Even though the Arctic Ocean only touches the state of Alaska, the Arctic Council determined that the United States should be involved in decisions regarding the future of the Arctic Ocean and the indigenous people that live on or near the Arctic Circle. The members of the Arctic Council include Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Canada, the United States and Russia.
In addition to oceans, the U.S. also borders several other bodies of water. In Alaska, there is the Bering Sea, and to the south below Texas, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, is the Gulf of Mexico.Learn more about Bodies of Water
The three oceans that surround Canada are the Atlantic Ocean on the east, the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Arctic Ocean to the north. Other major bodies of water in or near Canada are the Great Lakes and Hudson Bay.Full Answer >
The five oceans of the earth are the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Southern Ocean and Pacific Ocean. Of these, the Southern Ocean has only been recognized since 2000.Full Answer >
Siberia is a large region in Asian Russia that extends east from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, and from the Arctic Ocean to the Mongolian border in the south. Siberia is divided into five geographical areas.Full Answer >
The states in the U.S. that border the Atlantic Ocean include Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland and Massachusetts. In addition, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia also border the Atlantic Ocean. Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama border a part of the Atlantic Ocean known as the Gulf of Mexico.Full Answer >