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OAS seaname Detail for Indian Ocean

seanames_id:72
Seaname:Indian Ocean
Sea code:45
Definition:The limits of the Indian Ocean are the following: On the West and the North: From the coast of the Antarctic continent northward, along the meridian of 20 Degrees E, to Cape Agulhas (34 Degrees 50 Minutes S - 20 Degrees 00 Minutes E), the southern extremity of the Republic of South Africa, in Africa (the common limit with the South Atlantic Ocean, see 4.); and thence from Cape Agulhas northward and eastward, along the eastern coast of Africa and the southern coast of Asia, to Cape Piai (1 Degrees 15 Minutes 54 Seconds N - 103 Degrees 31 Minutes E), the southern extremity of West Malaysia. On the East: A line joining Cape Piai southwestward to Iyu Kecil Islet (The Brothers) (1 Degrees 11 Minutes 25 Seconds N - 103 Degrees 21 Minutes 12 Seconds E), Indonesia, southeastward to the northern extremity of Karimun Kecil Island (1 Degrees 09 Minutes 55 Seconds N - 103 Degrees 23 Minutes 25 Seconds E), and westward to Cape Kedabu (1 Degrees 05 Minutes 40 Seconds N - 102 Degrees 59 Minutes E), in Sumatera Island; thence from Cape Kedabu southeastward, through Sumatera Island, to Cape Cuku Balimbing (5 Degrees 55 Minutes 40 Seconds S - 104 Degrees 33 Minutes 20 Seconds E), the southern extremity of this island; thence a line joining Cape Cuku Balimbing southeastward to Cape Guha Kolak (6 Degrees 50 Minutes 20 Seconds S - 105 Degrees 14 Minutes 30 Seconds E), the western extremity of Jawa Island; thence from Cape Guha Kolak eastward, along the southern coast of this island, to Cape Bantenan (8 Degrees 46 Minutes 30 Seconds S - 114 Degrees 32 Minutes E), the southeastern extremity thereof; thence a line joining Cape Bantenan eastward to the southern extremity of Bali Island (8 Degrees 51 Minutes S - 115 Degrees 07 Minutes E), thence to Cape Sedihing (8 Degrees The limits of the Indian Ocean are the following: On the West and the North: From the coast of the Antarctic continent northward, along the meridian of 20 Degrees E, to Cape Agulhas (34 Degrees 50 Minutes S - 20 Degrees 00 Minutes E), the southern extremity of the Republic of South Africa, in Africa (the common limit with the South Atlantic Ocean, see 4.); and thence from Cape Agulhas northward and eastward, along the eastern coast of Africa and the southern coast of Asia, to Cape Piai (1 Degrees 15 Minutes 54 Seconds N - 103 Degrees 31 Minutes E), the southern extremity of West Malaysia. On the East: A line joining Cape Piai southwestward to Iyu Kecil Islet (The Brothers) (1 Degrees 11 Minutes 25 Seconds N - 103 Degrees 21 Minutes 12 Seconds E), Indonesia, southeastward to the northern extremity of Karimun Kecil Island (1 Degrees 09 Minutes 55 Seconds N - 103 Degrees 23 Minutes 25 Seconds E), and westward to Cape Kedabu (1 Degrees 05 Minutes 40 Seconds N - 102 Degrees 59 Minutes E), in Sumatera Island; thence from Cape Kedabu southeastward, through Sumatera Island, to Cape Cuku Balimbing (5 Degrees 55 Minutes 40 Seconds S - 104 Degrees 33 Minutes 20 Seconds E), the southern extremity of this island; thence a line joining Cape Cuku Balimbing southeastward to Cape Guha Kolak (6 Degrees 50 Minutes 20 Seconds S - 105 Degrees 14 Minutes 30 Seconds E), the western extremity of Jawa Island; thence from Cape Guha Kolak eastward, along the southern coast of this island, to Cape Bantenan (8 Degrees 46 Minutes 30 Seconds S - 114 Degrees 32 Minutes E), the southeastern extremity thereof; thence a line joining Cape Bantenan eastward to the southern extremity of Bali Island (8 Degrees 51 Minutes S - 115 Degrees 07 Minutes E), thence to Cape Sedihing (8 Degrees 49 Minutes 20 Seconds S - 115 Degrees 35 Minutes 30 Seconds E), the southern extremity of Nusa Penida Island, and to Cape Batu Gendang (8 Degrees 49 Minutes 40 Seconds S - 115 Degrees 50 Minutes 30 Seconds E), the southwestern extremity of Lombok Island; thence from Cape Batu Gendang eastward, along the southern coast of this island, to Cape Ringgit (8 Degrees 52 Minutes S - 116 Degrees 35 Minutes 30 Seconds E), the southeastern extremity thereof; thence a line joining Cape Ringgit southeastward to Cape Mangkun (9 Degrees 00 Minutes 40 Seconds S - 116 Degrees 43 Minutes 50 Seconds E), the southwestern extremity of Sumbawa Island; thence from Cape Mangkun eastward, along the southern coast of this island, to Cape Toro Doro (8 Degrees 53 Minutes 30 Seconds S - 118 Degrees 30 Minutes E); thence a line joining Cape Toro Doro southward to Cape Karosso (9 Degrees 33 Minutes S - 118 Degrees 56 Minutes E), the western extremity of Sumba Island; thence from Cape Karosso southeastward, along the southern coast of this island, to Cape Ngunju (10 Degrees 18 Minutes 55 Seconds S - 120 Degrees 27 Minutes 30 Seconds E), the southern extremity thereof; thence a line joining Cape Ngunju southeastward to Dana Island (10 Degrees 49 Minutes 30 Seconds S - 121 Degrees 16 Minutes 30 Seconds E), eastward to Cape Boa (10 Degrees 56 Minutes 30 Seconds S - 122 Degrees 51 Minutes E), the southwestern extremity of Roti Island, and southeastward to Cape Londonderry (13 Degrees 44 Minutes S - 125 Degrees 57 Minutes 30 Seconds E), on the northern coast of Australia; (From Cape Piai, in West Malaysia, to Cape Londonderry, in Australia: the common limit with the South China and Eastern Archipelagic Seas, see 6.) thence from Cape Londonderry southeastward, along the western and southern coasts of Australia, to cape Otway (38 Degrees 51 Minutes 30 Seconds S - 143 Degrees 30 Minutes 35 Seconds E); thence a line joining Cape Otway southeastward to Cape Wickham (39 Degrees 35 Minutes S - 143 Degrees 57 Minutes E), the northern extremity of King Island; thence from Cape Wickham southward, along the western coast of this island, to Stokes Point (40 Degrees 09 Minutes 24 Seconds S - 143 Degrees 55 Minutes 24 Seconds E), the southern extremity thereof; thence a line joining Stokes Point southeastward to Cape Grim (40 Degrees 40 Minutes 55 Seconds S - 144 Degrees 41 Minutes E), on the northwestern coast of Tasmania; thence from Cape Grim southeastward, along the western coast of this island, to South East Cape (43 Degrees 38 Minutes 40 Seconds S - 146 Degrees 49 Minutes 25 Seconds E), the southern extremity thereof; and thence from South East Cape southward, along the meridian of 146 Degrees 49 Minutes 25 Seconds E, to the Antarctic continent the common limit with the South Pacific Ocean, see 8.). On the South: From the meridian of 146 Degrees 49 Minutes 25 Seconds E westward, along the coast of the Antarctic continent, to the meridian of 20 Degrees E.
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