Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishMangzhong BasinIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names (2018-06-25 - current version)   
PlaceType Basin 
Latitude 15° 12' 25.7" N (15.20713°)  
Longitude 134° 7' 7" E (134.11861°)  
Min. Lat 15° 2' 53.8" N (15.0483°)  
Min. Long 134° 0' 2.1" E (134.0006°)  
Max. Lat 15° 21' 14.6" N (15.3541°)  
Max. Long 134° 14' 26.1" E (134.2406°)  
Source IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names (2018-06-25 - current version), available online at
Notes GEBCO: discoverer and year of discovery: Discoverer: Chinese research vessel "Xiang Yang Hong 10". Year of discovery: 2014. History: Mangzhong is the ninth term of "The 24 Solar Terms" and means "Grain in Beard". The 24 Solar Terms is the Chinese heritage and knowledge in China of time and practices developed through observation of the sun's annual motion. The ancient Chinese divided the sun's annual circular motion into 24 segments. Each segment was called a specific Solar Term. Mangzhong indicates that the midsummer officially begins.    
GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal: Associated meeting: SCUFN-30. Proposer: The Second Institute of Oceanography (SOA), China. History: 2017.    
Additional information: This feature has a polygon shape and an average steepness of 1.7°. The 24 Solar Terms has been inscribed on the UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Minimum depth (m): 4500. Maximum depth (m): 5200. Total relief (m): 700. Dimension: 22 km × 32 km    
Part of  Philippine Sea (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2018-09-13 16:53:11 by Lonneville Britt
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