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OAS seaname Detail for East China Sea (Tung Hai)

seanames_id:57
Seaname:East China Sea (Tung Hai)
Sea code:50
Definition:The limits of the East China Sea, situated between the coast of China and the Nansei Island Chain, are the following: On the North: A line joining Changjiangkou Beiji Degrees o (31 Degrees 42 Minutes N - 121 Degrees 54 Minutes E), the northernmost point of the mouth of Chang River on the coast of China, northeastward to the western extremity of Cheju Island (33 Degrees 17 Minutes 15 Seconds N - 126 Degrees 09 Minutes 45 Seconds E) (the common limit with the Yellow Sea, see 7.4); thence from the western extremity of Cheju Island southeastward, along the western coast of this island, to Punam Point (33 Degrees 11 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 126 Degrees 17 Minutes 30 Seconds E), the southern extremity thereof; thence a line joining Punam Point southeastward to Degrees se Point (32 Degrees 36 Minutes 35 Seconds N - 128 Degrees 36 Minutes E), the southwestern extremity of Hukae Island; thence from Degrees se Point southeastward, along the southern coast of Hukae Island, to its southern extremity (32 Degrees 34 Minutes 15 Seconds N - 128 Degrees 46 Minutes 30 Seconds E); and thence a line joining the southern extremity of Hukae Island eastward to Nomo Point (32 Degrees 34 Minutes N -129 Degrees 44 Minutes 30 Seconds E), on the western coast of Ky Degrees sy Degrees (the common limit with the Japan Sea, see 7.8). On the East and southeast: From Nomo Point southeastward, along the western and southern coasts of Ky Degrees sy Degrees , to Hi Point (31 Degrees 16 Minutes 40 Seconds N - 131 Degrees 08 Minutes E), on the southeastern coast of this island; thence a line joining Hi Point southward to Kisika Point (30 Degrees 50 Minutes N - 131 Degrees 03 Minutes 30 Seconds E), the northern extremity of Tane-ga Island; thence from Kisika Point southward, along the western coast of this island, to Zy Degrees -ga Point (30 Degrees 20 Minutes 35 Seconds N - 130 Degrees 52 Minutes 20 Seconds E), the southern extremity thereof; thence a line joining Zy Degrees -ga Point southwestward to the eastern extremity of Kikai Island (28 Degrees 21 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 130 Degrees 02 Minutes 10 Seconds E), and to Adako Islet (26 Degrees 44 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 128 Degrees 20 Minutes 10 Seconds E), on the northeastern coast of Okinawa Island; thence from Adako Islet southwestward, along the western coast of Olinawa Island, to Ara Point (26 Degrees 04 Minutes 17 Seconds N - 127 Degrees 40 Minutes 50 Seconds E), the southern extremity of this island; and thence a line joining Ara Point southwestward to Henna Point (24 Degrees 43 Minutes N - 125 Degrees 28 Minutes 10 Seconds E), the eastern extremity of Miyako Island, and to Hadereuma Island (24 Degrees 03 Minutes N - 123 Degrees 47 Minutes E) (the common limit with the Philippine Sea, see 7.1) On the South: A line joining Haderuma Island northwestward to Iri Point (24 Degrees 26 Minutes 40 Seconds N - 122 Degrees 56 Minutes 05 Seconds E), the western extremity of Yonakuni Island, and to Sandiao Cape (25 Degrees 00 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 122 Degrees 00 Minutes 40 Seconds E), the northeastern extremity of Taiwan Island (the common limit with the Philippine Sea, see 7.1); thence from Sandiao Cape northwestward, along the northern coast of Taiwan Island, to Fugui Cape (25 Degrees 17 Minutes 45 Seconds N - 121 Degrees 32 Minutes 30 Seconds E), the northern extremity of this island; and thence a line joining Fugui Cape westward to Xiang Cape (25 Degrees 40 Minutes N - 119 Degrees 47 Minutes 10 Seconds E), the northern extremity of Haitan Island, and to the coast of China, at position 25 Degrees 42 Minutes N - 119 Degrees 36 Minutes E (the common limit with the Taiwan Strait, see 7.2). On the West : The coast of China, for position 25 Degrees 42 Minutes N - 119 Degrees 36 Minutes E, northward to Changjiangkou Beiji Degrees o (31 Degrees 42 Minutes N - 121 Degrees 54 Minutes E), the northern cape of the mouth of Chang River
Citation:Limits of Oceans and Seas, 1986 (Draft 4th edition). IHB Special Publication 23, International Hydrographic Bureau, 203p.
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Metadata version:0
Keydate:2000-09-13 04:00:00+00
Editdate:2000-10-24 04:00:00+00