Indian Ocean Introduction - 2002
SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
The Indian Ocean is the third-largest of the world's five oceans (after the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean, but larger than the Southern Ocean and Arctic Ocean). Four critically important access waterways are the Suez Canal (Egypt), Bab el Mandeb (Djibouti-Yemen), Strait of Hormuz (Iran-Oman), and Strait of Malacca (Indonesia-Malaysia).
NOTE: The information regarding Indian Ocean on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Indian Ocean Introduction 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Indian Ocean Introduction 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.