Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishWanhu HillsIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names (2018-06-25 - current version)   
PlaceType Hill(s) 
Latitude 18° 6' 47.9" N (18.1133°)  
Longitude 111° 47' 39.1" E (111.7942°)  
Min. Lat 18° 6' 29.9" N (18.1083°)  
Min. Long 111° 45' 24.1" E (111.7567°)  
Max. Lat 18° 7' 5.9" N (18.1183°)  
Max. Long 111° 49' 54.1" E (111.8317°)  
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 "Haiyang Sihao". Year of discovery: 2009. History: Named after Wanhu (17th century AD - years of birth and death unknown), a Chinese scientist during the Ming Dynasty. In fact, Wanhu was the title of his official position. His name was Tao Chengdao.    
GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal: Associated meeting: SCUFN-30. Proposer: Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey, China. History: 2017.    
Additional information: This feature is elongated, extending E-W, and has a steepness of 8 to 15° and two peaks. Wanhu drove a self-made rocket, holding two large kites on both hands. He attempted to take off to explore the space through using the power of the rocket thrust and kites. Unfortunately, the rocket exploded and Wanhu died. The International Astronomical Union named a crater on the moon as Wanhu Crater to commemorate Wanhu's braveness as a space pioneer. Minimum depth (m): 1215. Maximum depth (m): 2174. Total relief (m): 959. Dimension: 15 km × 9 km    
Part of  South China Sea (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2018-09-13 16:53:11 by Lonneville Britt
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