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    Pacific Ocean Introduction 2001

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    SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Background: The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the world's five oceans (followed by the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, and Arctic Ocean). Strategically important access waterways include the La Perouse, Tsugaru, Tsushima, Taiwan, Singapore, and Torres Straits. The decision by the International Hydrographic Organization in the spring of 2000 to delimit a fifth ocean, the Southern Ocean, removed the portion of the Pacific Ocean south of 60 degrees south.

      NOTE: The information regarding Pacific Ocean on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Pacific Ocean Introduction 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Pacific Ocean Introduction 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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