Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishCamões SeamountIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names   
EnglishCamoens SeamountUS BGN Advisory Committee on Undersea Features (ACUF)   
PlaceType Seamount(s) 
Latitude 8° 18' 30" N (8.308333°)  
Longitude 53° 11' 0" E (53.183333°)  
Source IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names, available online at
Notes (en): Origin of Name: Luiz Vaz de Camões (1524-1580) was the author of""Os Lusiadas,""the 16th century epic poem of Portuguese exploration of the Indian Ocean.    
GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal (en): Associated meeting: SCGN-8. Proposer: Robert L. Fisher, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), USA. Year of proposal: 1989.    
GEBCO: discoverer and year of discovery (en): History: Named after the Portuguese poet Luiz Vaz de Camões (1524-1580). He traveled through Africa, India during the Portuguese conquest and wrote a masterpiece entitled "Os Lusiadas" (The Portuguese), the 16th century epic poem of Portuguese exploration    
Coordinates in ACUF (en): Latitude: 8.3; Longitude: 53.183333    
ACUF unique id (UFI) (en): 9092539    
Part of  North Atlantic Ocean (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2016-04-23 15:22:42 by Oset Garcia Paula
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