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Bermuda Triangle Map and Location
The Bermuda triangle is located off the South-Eastern coast of United States in the Atlantic Ocean. As you can see in the map below, the area is bounded by Miami (in Florida, USA), San Juan (in Puerto Rico), and the north-Atlantic island Bermuda. This is the simplest and most popular definition of the triangle location as per most writers and researchers. Each side of the triangle is some 1000 miles long.
But the area of the Bermuda triangle has varied from one writer to the other. By the various definitions, it can be anywhere between half million to 1.5 million square miles. Why such variations? Because some writers say that the boundaries of the Bermuda triangle also covers the straits of Florida, the Bahamas and the entire Caribbean islands. And some have added Azores and Gulf of Mexico to it. There are some authors including the sensational writer Berlitz, who had mentioned that the area really does not have an exact triangular shape.
Below you will find an interactive map of Bermuda Triangle. You can zoom and move the triangle area around and see all the places and landmarks close to it.
In the map above, you can see the tiny island Bermuda in the Atlantic and to the east of US East coast. To know the island's exact location, visit Bermuda Island's exact location.
If you happen to visit the island Bermuda which forms the northern corner of the triangle, you can actually reach a physical tip of the triangle there. The tip is located at the western end of the island in Royal Naval Dockyard. And here at the Clocktower Mall a plaque on a sculpture clearly says "Official Tip of the Bermuda Triangle". I have seen it. See the picture below.
So there is at least an Official Tip of the Bermuda Triangle, but is there an official map of Bermuda Triangle? Unfortunately you won't find Bermuda Triangle on any official map. Why? Because the U. S. Board of Geographic Names does not recognize the Bermuda Triangle and does not maintain an official file on it. US Navy too does not recognize the triangle. So if you are sailing or flying over the Bermuda triangle, you won't know when you actually cross the line.
Why the U.S doesn't recognize the triangle officially? They say there is nothing unusual about the place... accidents do take place in other areas of the ocean as well.
But is that the real reason for not recognizing it? Think about the fact that the waterway & airway channels across Bermuda Triangle area are some of the busiest and most commercially exploited channels in the world. They are used by numerous cruise lines and airlines regularly connecting USA and Europe. What happens to billions of dollars of roaring business and its impact on economy if the area gets stamped as dreaded?
Is Bermuda Triangle & its location actually real?
Since a magazine first coined the phrase Bermuda Triangle in early 1960s, the mystery has continued to attract attention. When one starts digging deep into these cases, there are always doubts that do crop up. In several cases it was actually found out that the ships or planes that disappeared were not in the triangle area at all. Or there were other reasonable explanations for their disappearances.
Does this mean there's nothing to the claims of so many who believe in it or even had odd experiences in Bermuda Triangle? Not necessarily. According to many, the Bermuda Triangle is a very real place where a number of ships, planes and people have disappeared with no good explanation.
Scientists have found some interesting formations on the seafloor within the Bermuda Triangle's boundaries. The ocean floor at some places suddenly drops to huge depths. In fact, some locations within the triangle has highest depths in the whole of Atlantic. And within this area many real vessels and people aboard them have seemingly disappeared.
1) Check out Bermuda Triangle Incidents to know about the lost planes and ships, and how they met with their ill fate, and what may have caused such disasters.
2) Check out Bermuda Triangle Mystery to know all about the mystery of Bermuda Triangle, amazing stories of planes and ships disappearing and how far it has been solved.
3) Check out Bermuda Map for all the maps that you will ever need in Bermuda.
By Raj Bhattacharya
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