Frequent question: What direction is the Indian Ocean from Africa?

What direction is the Indian Ocean located?

The Indian Ocean is the smallest of all oceans (including the Southern Ocean). It has a north-south extent of 9600 km from Antarctica to the inner Bay of Bengal and spans 7800 km in east-west direction between southern Africa and western Australia.

What side of Africa is the Indian Ocean on?

The Indian Ocean coast. The southern and south-western part of the Indian Ocean Coast is wholly situated in South Africa.

What is the Indian Ocean famous for?

Indian Ocean has its own contribution in the world trade. Besides the navigation routes and mineral deposits, this ocean also has many oil deposits which make about 40 percent of total world production.

What is the 2nd largest desert in Africa?

List of deserts by area

Rank Name Location
1 Antarctic Desert Antarctica
2 Arctic Desert Northern America Northern Asia Northern Europe
3 Sahara Desert Northern Africa
Russian Arctic Northern Asia
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