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Physical Geography, Coastline

Puerto Rico Trench, greatest depth, Atlantic Ocean, sea level, inlets

Puerto Rico’s coastline is well known for its beaches. It measures some 500 km (310 mi) and has few inlets, natural harbors, or protected bays. The ocean around the island is very deep; the Puerto Rico Trench, north of Puerto Rico, is 8,605 m (28,231 ft) below sea level at its greatest depth. This is the deepest known point in the Atlantic Ocean.



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