Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishZambezi CanyonIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names   
EnglishZambesi CanyonUS BGN Advisory Committee on Undersea Features (ACUF)   
PlaceType Canyon(s) 
Latitude 20° 0' 0" S (-20°)  
Longitude 41° 30' 0" E (41.5°)  
Source IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names, available online at
Notes GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal (en): Associated meeting: SCUFN-13. Proposer: Marie Tharp and Bruce Heezen, Columbia University, USA. Year of proposal: 1965.    
GEBCO: discoverer and year of discovery (en): Discoverer: Coastal vessels, 1930s, en route. Year of discovery: 0. History: Named from the nearby east African Zambezi River.    
Additional information (en): This feature continues as a well developed seachannel from 19°30'S-41°15'E to 21°15'S-41°40'E to 24°00'S-41°15'E. It is likely this name was in use during 1930s on nautical charts.    
Coordinates in ACUF (en): Latitude: -18.75; Longitude: 39.5    
ACUF unique id (UFI) (en): -156184    
Part of  Mozambique Channel (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2016-04-23 15:22:42 by Oset Garcia Paula
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