Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishDiogo Cao HoleIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names   
PlaceType Hole 
Latitude 36° 40' 0" N (36.666667°)  
Longitude 7° 40' 0" W (-7.666667°)  
Source IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names, available online at
Notes Previous coordinates: Lat: 36.66666667; Long: -7.66666667    
GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal: Associated meeting: SCUFN-13. Proposer: André Roubertou, French Hydrographic Office (SHOM). Year of proposal: 1999.    
GEBCO: discoverer and year of discovery: History: Named after the Portuguese navigator Diogo Cão (1450-1486). In 1483, looking for a passage between the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, he followed the Western Coast of Africa and discovered the mouth of the Congo River.    
Part of  Cadiz Gulf (Gulf)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2016-04-23 15:22:42 by Oset Garcia Paula
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