Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishBaffin BasinIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names   
RussianBaffinova KotlovinaUS BGN Advisory Committee on Undersea Features (ACUF)   
RussianБаффинова КотловинаUS BGN Advisory Committee on Undersea Features (ACUF)   
PlaceType Basin 
Latitude 71° 32' 22.1" N (71.53946°)  
Longitude 64° 56' 7.2" W (-64.93533°)  
Min. Lat 66° 38' 41.8" N (66.6449°)  
Min. Long 71° 10' 45" W (-71.1792°)  
Max. Lat 74° 49' 40.8" N (74.828°)  
Max. Long 58° 44' 20.9" W (-58.7391°)  
Source IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names, available online at
Notes ACUF unique id (UFI) (en): -152462    
Previous coordinates (en): Lat: 73.25 ; Long: -67 (update 2024-04-25)    
Additional information (en): This feature has an elongated shape. Adopted from the Canadian Gazetteer. Minimum depth (m): 1400. Maximum depth (m): 2400. Total relief (m): 1000. Dimension/size: 1000 km x 260 km.    
GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal (en): Associated meeting: SCUFN-36. Proposer: DFO Science (Fisheries and Oceans Canada). History: 2023.     
GEBCO: discoverer and year of discovery (en): History: Named from the associate Baffin Bay, which was named after William Baffin, the famous English explorer, who made five voyages to the Arctic in 1612, 1613, 1614, 1615 and 1616. He died in 1622.    
Part of  Baffin Bay (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2024-04-25 15:19:39 by Lonneville Britt
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