It was earlier known as the Eastern Ocean, a term that was still in use during the mid-18th century (see map), as opposed to the Western Ocean (Atlantic) before the Pacific was surmised. Conversely, Chinese explorers in the Indian Ocean during the 15th century called it the Western Oceans.
When was the Indian Ocean named?
When the super-continent Gondwana began to break up approximately 150 million years ago, the Indian Ocean began to form. It did not achieve its current position and size, however, until about 36 million years ago. First official use of name was in somewhere around 1515 AD.
How old is the Indian Ocean?
The Indian Ocean began forming less than 150 million years ago and the oldest part of its ocean floor dates back to around this time. However, a majority of the Indian Ocean basin is less than 80 million years old.
Who is the founder of Indian Ocean?
New Delhi: Susmit Sen, the co-founder and guitarist of popular Indian rock band Indian Ocean, has decided to quit the group after 23 years of association. Susmit, who along with the band’s late vocalist Asheem Chakravarty had founded Indian Ocean In 1990, will hand over his legacy to a youngerguitar player now.
Why is the Indian Ocean so dangerous?
The Indian Ocean bears close to 1/4th of the water found on the surface of the planet and its warm temperature makes it susceptible to climatic changes like monsoon, tsunami, cyclone and often, strong winds. The Atlantic Ocean ranks the second in the catalogue of the most dangerous ocean waters in the world.
Who named country India?
The official name of the Republic of India was derived from the Sanskrit name ‘Sindhu’ that referred to Indus River. By the time the Persians conquered both, the then Indian subcontinent and Greece in 5th century BCE, ‘Sindhu’ became ‘Hindus’ to mark the ‘land of Hindus’.
Why is an ocean named after India?
The Indian Ocean is named after India because of its strategic location at the head of the ocean from ancient times and its long coastline which is longer than any other country in the Indian Ocean rim.
Which ocean has been named after a country?
The Indian Ocean is the only ocean named after a country, that is, India. The shape of ocean is almost triangular. In the north, it is bound by Asia, in the west by Africa and in the east by Australia.