Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishXiaozhenzhu SeamountIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names   
PlaceType Seamount(s) 
Latitude 12° 47' 46.1" N (12.79614°)  
Longitude 115° 57' 31" E (115.95862°)  
Min. Lat 12° 30' 4.4" N (12.5012°)  
Min. Long 115° 50' 32.2" E (115.8423°)  
Max. Lat 13° 1' 56.6" N (13.0324°)  
Max. Long 116° 5' 0.1" E (116.0834°)  
Source IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names, available online at
Notes Additional information (en): This feature has an elongated shape. It was named in 1986 by the Chinese government. Minimum depth (m): 3052. Maximum depth (m): 4460. Total relief (m): 1408. Dimension/size: 60 km × 29 km.    
GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal (en): Associated meeting: SCUFN-34.3. Proposer: China Geological Survey. History: 2021.     
GEBCO: discoverer and year of discovery (en): Discoverer: Chinese research vessel "Haiyangdizhi Sihao". Year of discovery: 1984. History: "Xiaozhenzhu" means "small pearl" in Chinese. The feature is located in a sea area which is rich in pearls.    
Part of  South China Sea (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2023-07-26 16:22:28 by Lonneville Britt
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