Mariana Trench

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Coordinates: 11°21′N 142°12′E / 11.350°N 142.200°E / 11.350; 142.200

Location o the Mariana Trench

The Mariana Trench or Marianas Trench[1] is the deepest pairt o the warld's oceans. It is locatit in the wastren Paceefic Ocean, tae the east o the Mariana Islands. The trench is aboot 2,550 kilometres (1,580 mi) lang but haes an average width o anly 69 kilometres (43 mi). It reaches a maximum-kent depth o 10,994 m (± 40 m) or 6.831 mi (36,070 ± 131 ft) at the Challenger Deep, a smaw slot-shaped valley in its fluir, at its soothren end,[2] althou some unrepeatit measurements place the deepest portion at 11.03 kilometres (6.85 mi).[3]

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  1. Variant accordin tae the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. "Scientists map Mariana Trench, deepest known section of ocean in the world". The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. 7 December 2011. Retrieved 23 Mairch 2012. 
  3. "Mariana Trench". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica.