South Atlantic

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South Atlantic

The South Atlantic is the part of the Atlantic Ocean that lies south of the equator between South America and West and Southern Africa (compare: North Atlantic ). In the south, the South Atlantic extends to the Southern Ocean .


Compared to other large seas, the South Atlantic is hardly indented and there are only a few islands . Important archipelagos and islands in the South Atlantic are the Falkland Islands , South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands , São Tomé and Príncipe , Annobón and the islands of Ascension , Tristan da Cunha and St. Helena .

Off the coast of Namibia there are a number of smaller uninhabited islands, the penguin islands .

Deep sea basin

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Individual evidence

  1. International Hydrographic Organization (1953): Limits of Oceans and Seas, 3rd edition (PDF; 994 kB), p. 18 f. Retrieved February 7, 2010.