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Atlantic Ocean

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  1. the second-largest of the world's oceanic divisions; with a total area of about 106.4 million square kilometres (41.1 million square miles)

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  2. It covers approximately one-fifth of the Earth's surface

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  3. The first part of its name refers to the Atlas of Greek mythology, making the Atlantic the "Sea of Atlas"

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  4. The oldest known mention of this name is contained in The Histories of Herodotus around 450 BC (I 202); see also: Atlas Mountains

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  5. Another name historically used was the ancient term Ethiopic Ocean, derived from Ethiopia, whose name was sometimes used as a synonym for all of Africa and thus for the ocean

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