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Pacific Ocean Introduction 2014

SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Pacific Ocean Introduction 2014
SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


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: 1) The information regarding Pacific Ocean on this page is re-published from the 2014 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Pacific Ocean Introduction 2014 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Pacific Ocean Introduction 2014 should be addressed to the CIA.
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  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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