Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishXufu GuyotIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names   
PlaceType Guyot 
Latitude 19° 32' 16.8" N (19.538°)  
Longitude 157° 55' 58.8" E (157.933°)  
Source IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names, available online at
Notes (en): History "Proposer:Mr. Z. ZHANG, State Oceanic Administration, China, Aug. 2011 Discoverer: R/V Dayang Yihao, Aug. 2004 Accredited by: SCUFN (Sep. 2011) Xufu is a famous Taoist in the Qin Dynasty of 210 years BC. He was very erudite and had good knowledge of medicine, astronomy, navigation, etc. It is said that Xufu was sent by the first Emperor of Qin to lead thousands of people out to sea, looking for the elixir of life for the Emperor, and never returned. Meanwhile, his reputation was fairly high as a doctor among the people in coastal areas of ancient China. In memory of this famous person, people named their villages and temples after him. Xufu Guyot is named after this famous person, indicating that as early as 210 years BC, the Chinese people began to launch navigation activities in an organized manner. Xufu was an outstanding representative of them. "    
(en): Remarks "Minimum Depth: 1200 m Maximum Depth: 4000 m Total Relief: 2800 m Dimension/Size: 62 km × 50 km    
Part of  North Pacific Ocean (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2018-07-31 10:55:34 by Oset Garcia Paula
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