The Indian Ocean spans from the east coast of Africa and south coast of Asia to the west coast of Australia and down to the Southern Ocean. The Southern Ocean isn't always recognized as an official ocean, so some sources... More »

While the specific origin of the Indian Ocean's name is not commonly known, it is generally believed to have been named due to its proximity to India. During the 15th century, when sailing ships were used to transport go... More »

The Indian Ocean is mainly located in the Southern Hemisphere. It is the third largest of the world's five oceans and covers about 20 percent of the world's total oceanic area. More »

The Ring of Fire is located around the Pacific Ocean, typically drawn on a map as an outline that spans from the western coast of North America to the eastern coast of Asia, Russia and Australia. While it is named a ring... More » Geography Bodies of Water

The Red Sea is an inlet of the Indian Ocean that separates northeastern Africa from Asia minor. Specifically, the Red Sea borders Saudi Arabia and Yemen on its eastern shore and Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Djibouti on its ... More » Geography Bodies of Water

The Pacific Ocean is located between North America and Asia, while the Atlantic Ocean is opposite it between North America, South America, Africa and Europe. The Indian Ocean is between Australia, Africa and Asia, and th... More »

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. More » Geography Bodies of Water