The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering approximately 20% of the Earth's water surface.
It is bordered by Africa, Asia, Australia, and Antarctica.
It is connected to the Atlantic Ocean through the Antarctic Ocean, and to the Pacific Ocean through the Indian Ocean.
The Indian Ocean is known for its warm waters, which help to regulate the Earth's climate.
The Indian Ocean is home to a diverse array of marine life, including sharks, dolphins, whales, and coral reefs.
The Indian Ocean is an important shipping route, connecting Asia, Africa, and Europe.
The Indian Ocean was the site of several major sea battles during World War II, including the Battle of Madagascar and the Battle of the Indian Ocean.
The Indian Ocean is also home to several island nations, including the Maldives, Seychelles, and Mauritius.
The Indian Ocean is an important source of fish and other seafood, as well as oil and natural gas.
The Indian Ocean is also a popular destination for tourism, with many beaches, resorts, and natural attractions.