224 Oceana

This minor planet is named after the Pacific Ocean. This ocean is the largest in the world; the definitions of the borders of one part of a global ocean are rather arbitrary, but it is considered to cover about 46% of the Earth's surface. Thus the name of this minor planet is quite appropriate: the Pacific Ocean can be considered to be the world's ocean, or the archetypal ocean. Although humans have been sailing on it since before written history, its current name derives from Magellan's own discovery of it.

The symbol of this minor planet is the Earth with a water wave crossing below, reminiscent of the symbol for Oceanus.

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