The Pacific Ocean is on the West Coast of the United States. It is the largest ocean on Earth and covers one-third of the Earth’s surface. The Pacific Ocean is important to the U.S. economy because of its many natural resources such as fish. Europeans first learned about the Pacific Ocean in the 16th century. Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa reached the ocean in 1514 when he crossed the Isthmus of Panama. Later, Ferdinand Magellan sailed across the Pacific as he traveled around the Earth in search of spices. “Pacific” means “peaceful.” Magellan named the Pacific Ocean the “peaceful sea,” because there were no storms on his trip from Spain to the spice world. The U.S. states that border the Pacific Ocean are Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii.

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¿Qué océano está en la costa oeste de los Estados Unidos?

  • (el Océano) Pacífico

ما هو المحيط على الساحل الغربي للولايات المتحدة؟

  • )المحيط( الهادئ

美國西岸瀕臨什麼海洋?

  • 太平洋

미국 서부 연안에 있는 바다는 무엇인가?

  • 태평양

Anong karagatan ang nasa West Coast ng Estados Unidos?

  • Pacific (Ocean)

Biển nào ở bờ biển phía Tây Hoa Kỳ?

  • Thái-Bình-Dương

איזה אוקיינוס נמצא בחוף המערבי של ארצות הברית?

  • האוקיינוס השקט (פסיפיק)

Какой океан омывает Западное побережье США?

  • Тихий (океан)

Cili oqean lag bregun Perendimor te Amerikes?

  • Oqeani Pacifik

Koji okean je na zapadnoj obali Amerike?

  • Pacifik (okean)

کدام اقیانوس در ساحل غربی ایاالت متحده واقع شده است؟

  • ( اقیانوس( آرام

Quel océan est sur la côte de l’ Ouest des Etats-Unis?

  • L’océan Pacifique

Tus dej hiav txwv twg yog tus nyob sab hnub poob ntawm lub teb chaws Asmesliskas?

  • Tus dej hiav txwv Pacific

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