Looking for an ocean map of the world or a world map with the seas for teaching, learning, or other purposes? Look no further! Here on this page, you can download several printable world ocean maps for free as PDF files.
A world map with the seas shows both all the oceans and seas of the world. Our maps are perfect for use in the classroom or for any other purpose where you need a world map with the oceans labeled.
Additionally, we offer many other world maps for you to explore, download and print for free. And if you are teaching your kids or students about the geography of the world, take a look at our world map worksheets!
Oceans Map of the World
Our first world oceans map labeled shows all the oceans of the world as well as the names of the countries. Apart from that, many seas and even lakes and rivers are included!
Simply click on the link below the relevant ocean map that you want to download, and a printable PDF version will open in a new browser tab. From there you can save the map on your device or print it directly.
Note: Please be aware that the PDF versions of this and similar maps on this page are very high quality. Therefore, they have a relatively large file size (4 MB / 8 MB).
World Map with Ocean Names
Here is a simple map of the world’s oceans which only indicates their names and shows the landmasses of our planet. The names of the land area are not included though.
Note that the map above is centered on the Americas.
Labeled Map of the World with Oceans
The oceans of the world contain salt water and cover approximately 71% of the Earth’s surface. They are very important to life on our planet, providing food and resources and supporting a rich variety of plants and animals.
Additionally, the oceans play a major role in regulating the Earth’s climate. They absorb carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, which helps to balance the planet’s temperature.
Here is a colored continents and oceans map which also includes the names of the countries of the world.
Please note that our older maps are only available in one single size, while we offer our newer maps both in A4 and A5 format.
How Many Oceans are There in the World?
There are five oceans on planet Earth. These are (from largest to smallest) the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean and Arctic Ocean. The Southern Ocean is also referred to as the Antarctic Ocean. All oceans combined make the Global Ocean or World Ocean.
Another more figurative term for the different oceans and their subdivisions is “The Seven Seas”. In this context, the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans are both sub-divided into their northern and southern parts. Therefore, on can also speak of the 7 oceans of the world: North Pacific, South Pacific, North Atlantic, South Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean and Arctic Ocean.
Seas of the World Map
Our next map is a variation of the very first world oceans map on this page. However, this one does not include the country or continent names. This makes it easier to see rivers as well as the large lakes marked in the map. This map shows pretty much every larger water body of the planet!
Of course, the map far and foremost gives you all the names and locations of the 7 oceans of the world. However, important seas like the Mediterranean Sea, the Caspian Sea, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, as well as the Caribbean Sea, the Aegean Sea and the Bering Straight are included, too.
In order to give you even more choice, we offer another version of this world map with oceans and seas further below.
The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean and covers more than 30% of the Earth’s surface. It stretches from the Arctic in the north to the southern tip of South America. The Pacific Ocean is home to many island nations, such as Fiji and Papua New Guinea. The Pacific Islands are divided into the three groups Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia.
The Pacific Ocean also contains the deepest point on Earth. The Mariana Trench south of Japan and east of Taiwan and the Philippines has a maximum known depth of 36,037 feet (10,984 meters). The deepest part of the trench is called the Challenger Deep, which thus has the greates ocean depth on our planet.
But the Mariana Trench is not the only area of deep water in the Pacific. Others include the Tonga Trench east of Australia and the Kermadec Trench north of New Zealand. These trenches are all part of the “Ring of Fire” – an area around the Pacific where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.
Physical Map of World with Oceans Labeled
Here is a physical world map with oceans which does not show any other features.
The water of the oceans and seas of the world is salt water. According to Wikipedia, this seawater in all the world’s oceans has an average salinity of about 3.5% (35 g/L, 35 ppt, 600 mM). This means that every kilogram (approx. one liter) of seawater contains roughly 35 grams (1.2 oz) of dissolved salts.
One might think that the Dead Sea – where swimmers are actually floating – is the saltiest water body on planet Earth. But that is not true! In fact, it is the small hypersaline lake “Gaet’ale Pond” in Ethiopia that has the highest salinity. With 43%, it is more than 12 times as salty as the average ocean or sea on the planet!
Map of the World with Oceans and Continents Labeled
The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest ocean, covering about 20% of the Earth’s surface from the Arctic in the north to the southern tip of Africa in the south. The Atlantic Ocean is divided in two parts, the North Atlantic Ocean and the South Atlantic Ocean.
Below is a very simple map of the world with oceans and continents, this time without any country names or borders.
The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean and covers about 15% of the Earth’s surface. It stretches from the southern tip of Africa in the west to Indonesia in the east. The Indian Ocean is home to island nations like Madagascar and Mauritius.
Also, the Indian Ocean is a vital trading route for many countries. The major shipping lanes in the Indian Ocean are called the Malacca Straits, the Lombok Strait, and the Mozambique Channel. The Indian Ocean is also home to some of the world’s busiest ports, such as Singapore, Mumbai, and Colombo.
Blank World Map with Seas
The Southern Ocean or Antarctic Ocean is the second-smallest of the five oceans of our planet. It comprises the southernmost waters of the world south of 60° S latitude and encircles Antarctica.
The Southern Ocean is home to a rich and diverse array of marine life, including penguins, seals, whales, and a variety of fish. However, the effects of global warming are threatening this delicate ecosystem. Warmer ocean temperatures are causing the ice shelves to break up, which in turn is affecting the animals that rely on them for food and shelter. As the ice shelves and permafrost melt, they also release large amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, exacerbating the effects of climate change.
Above map is a blank map of the oceans and continents. In contrast to earlier variations of this map further above on this page, it includes neither lakes or rivers nor country or continent names. However, it shows all the borders between the countries. This is a great alternative to our other blank world maps, the majority of which do not include colored water bodies.
Also, make sure you check out our labeled world maps and our world maps with latitudes and longitudes! Many of them have the oceans and seas labeled as well. However, this and the similar maps are the most detailed map of the seas, because the also include the Norwegian Sea, the Arabian Sea, the Black Sea, the Scotia Sea and the East Siberian Sea.
Labeled Map of the World with Oceans
The smallest ocean of the world is the Arctic Ocean with an area of approximately 5,427,000 square miles (14,090,000 square kilometers). It is located at the north pole and is almost completely surrounded by land. The countries bordering the Arctic Ocean are Canada, Denmark (Greenland), Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States (Alaska).
The Arctic Ocean is relatively shallow, with an average depth of approximately 3,400 feet (1,040 meters). It is home to a variety of marine life, including seals, walruses, whales, and a variety of fish species.
The Arctic Ocean is undergoing significant changes due to global warming. The region is warming at a faster rate than the rest of the planet, and this is having a major impact on the ocean’s ecosystem. The melting of sea ice is causing changes in water circulation patterns and affecting the habitats of marine animals.
The melting ice in the Arctic Ocean also affects the Gulfstream. The Gulfstream is a large ocean current that flows from the Gulf of Mexico up along the eastern coast of North America and then over to western Europe. The warm waters of the Gulfstream help to keep Europe ice-free, so a slowdown or change in this current could have a big impact on Europe’s climate.
A world map with oceans and continents is a great tool to teach and learn about the geography of planet Earth. This type of map can be used to show the locations of the world’s oceans and continents, as well as the major bodies of water on each continent. A world ocean map can also be used to show the distribution of land and water on Earth, and to teach about the different climate zones found around the world.
More Maps to Download and Print for Free
Below you’ll find a selection of links to other useful pages with printable maps in PDF for free download. If you are looking for something else, just use the search feature at the top of this page. Should you still not be able to find the map you need, just leave us a comment below. We’ll then try to create or procure the desired map to make it available on this website.
- World Map with Continents
- Blank Map of the World
- World Map with Longitudes and Latitudes
- Physical World Map
- Printable World Map for Kids
- World Map Poster
- Political Map of Europe
- Blank Map of Europe
- North America Political Map
- Political Map of South America
- Africa Political Map
- Political Map of Australia
- Labeled Map of Europe
- Map of North America with Labels
- Labeled Map of Asia
- Map of South America with Labels
- Labeled Map of Africa
- Map of Antarctica with Labels
- Labeled Map of Australia
Blank Country Maps
- Blank Map of the United States
- Blank Map of the UK and Ireland
- Canada Blank Map
- Blank Map of South Africa
- Ukraine Blank Map
- Blank Map of Germany
- New Zealand Blank Map
- Blank Map of France
- China Blank Map
- Blank Map of Brazil
- Italy Blank Map
- Blank Map of Switzerland