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OAS seaname Detail for Philippine Sea

seanames_id:97
Seaname:Philippine Sea
Sea code:56
Definition:The limits of the Philippine Sea, situated in the southwestern part of the North Pacific Ocean, and bounded by the Philippine Islands and the eastern coast of Taiwan Island on the West, by the Nansei Islands on the Northwest, by the southern coast of Japan on the North, and by the Mariana Islands on the East, are the following: On the North: From Hi Point (31D 16' 40" N - 131D 08' E), on the southern coast of Ky Degrees sy Degrees , northward, along the eastern coast of this island, to Seki Point (33D 15' 50 Seconds N - 131D 54' 20" E); thence a line joining Seki Point eastward to Sada Point (33D 20' 25 Seconds N - 132D 01' E), the western extremity of Sikoku (the common limit with the Seto Naikai (Inland Sea), in the Bungo Strait, see 7.7); thence from Sada Point eastward, along the southern coast of Sikolu, to Komoda Point (3D 49' 50" N - 134D 45' 06" E), the eastern extremity of this island; thence a line joining Komoda Point eastward, through I Island (33D 50' 30" N - 134D 49' E), to Hi-no Point (33D 52' 40" N - 135D 03 Minutes 40" E), on the southern coast of Honsy Degrees (the common limit with the Seto Naikai (Inland Sea), in the Kii Strait, see 7.7); and thence from Hi-no Point eastward, along the southern coast of Honsy Degrees , to position (34D 39' N - 138 D 58' 50" E. On the East and Southeast: From position 34 D 39' N - 138D 58' 50" E, on the southern coast of Honsy Degrees , southward along a ridge joining Japan to the Nanpo (33D N -139D 50" E), Ogasawara (27D N - 142D 25' E), Kazan (24D 45 Minutes N - 141D 20' E), and Mariana (15D N - 145 D 40' E) Islands, in such a way that all these islands are included in the Philippine Sea; and thence a line joining Guiam Island (13D 30' N - 144D 50' E) southwestward to Yap Island (9D 30' N - 138 D 05E), to Babelthuap Island (7D 30' N - 134D 35 Minutes E), and to Cape Sopi (2D 38' 30" N - 128 D 33' 30" E), the northern extremity of Morotai Island. On the West : A line joining Cape Sopi northwestward to Cape Anderuwo (4D 29' 10" N - 126D 51' 30" E), on the northeastern coast of Karakelong Island; thence from Cape Anderuwo southward, through Karakelong, Salebabu and Kaburuang Islands (the Talaud Islands), to Cape Pallo (3D 43 Minutes 50" N - 126D 49' 30" E), the southern extremity of Kaburuang Island; thence a line joining Cape Pallo southwestward to Cape Punguwatu (3D 20' 30" N - 125D 36' 40" E), the southern extremity of Sangihe Island (the common limit with the Maluku Sea, see 6.23); thence from Cape Punguwatu northward, along the eastern coast of Sangihe Island, to Cape Tendabalu (3D 44' 30" N - 125D 27' E), the northern extremity of this island; thence a line joining Cape Tendabalu northward to the southern extremity of Marore Island (4D 44' N -125D 28 Minutes 45" E) (the common limit with the Sulawesi Sea, see 6.25); thence from the northern extremity of Marore Island (4 D 45' N - 125D 29' 20" E) northward to the western extremity of Balut Island (5D 23' 30" N - 125D 19' 45" E), and to Tinaca Point (5 D 33' 30" N - 125D 19' 45" E), the southern extremity of Mindanao Island (the common limit with the Mindanao Sea, see 6.26); thence from Tinaca Point northwestward, through Mindanao Island, to Tagolo Point (8D 43' 35 Seconds N - 123D 22' 40" E), on the northwestern coast of this island; thence a line joining Tagolo Point northwestward to Siaton Point (9D 02' 30" N - 123D 01 Minutes E), the southern extremity of Negros Island; thence from Siaton Point forward, along the eastern coast of Negros Island, to Ilacaon Point (11D 00' 10" N - 123D 11 Minutes 35" E), the northern extremity of this island; thence a line joining Ilacaon Point northwestward, through Tagubanhan Island (11D 08' N - 123D 07' 30" E), to Tagbac Point (11D 09' 30" N - 123D 06 Minutes 10" E), on the southeastern coast of Panay Island; thence from Tagbac Point northwestward, along the eastern and northern coasts of Panay Island, to Nasog Point (11D 54' N - 121 D 53' E), on the northwestern coast of this island; thence a line joining Nasog Point westward to Ticmod Point (11 D 59' 50" N - 121D 33' 40" E), the northern extremity of Sibaton Island; thence from Ticmod Point northwestward to Tungao Point (12D 07' 10" N - 121D 21' 10" E), the northern extremity of Seminara Island, and to Buruncan Point (12D 12' 30 Seconds N - 121D 14' 36" E), the southern extremity of Mindoro Island; thence from Buruncan Point northwestward, along the eastern and northern coasts of Mindoro Island, to Cape Calavite (13D 26' 45" N - 120D 18' E), the western extremity of this island (the common limit with the Sulu Sea, see 6.27); thence a line joining Cape Calavite northwestward to Palapag Point (13D 51' N - 120D 04' 30 Seconds E), the northwestern extremity of Lubang Island, and northeastward to Fuego Point (14D 08' N - 120D 34 Minutes 30" E), on the southwestern coast of Luzon Island; thence from Fuego Point northward, through Luzon Island, to Cape Engaņo (18D 35' N - 122D 08' E), the northeastern extremity of this island; thence a line joining Cape Engaņo northward to the eastern extremity of Balintang Island (19 D 57' 20" N - 122D 08' 35" E), and to the eastern extremity of Amianan Island (21D 06 Minutes 30" N - 121D 57' 25" E); thence the eastern extremity of Amianan Island northwestward to Eluan Cape (21D 53' 45" N - 120D 51' 30 Seconds E), the southern extremity of Taiwan Island (the common limit with the South china Sea, see 6.1); and thence from Eluan Cape northeastward, along the eastern coast of Taiwan Island, to Sandiao Cape (25D 00' 30" N - 122D 00' 40 Seconds E), the northeastern extremity of this island; On the Northwest: A line joining Sandiao Cape southeastward to Iri Point (24 D 26' 40" N - 122D 56' 05" E), the western extremity of Yonakuni Island, and to Haderuma Island (24D 03' N - 123D 47' E); thence from Haderuma Island northeastward to Henna Point (24D 43' N - 125D 28' 10" E), the eastern extremity of Miyako Island, and to Ara Point (26D 04' 17" N - 127D 40' 50" E), the southern extremity of Okinawa Island; thence from Ara Point northeastward, along the eastern coast of Okinawa Island, to Adako Islet (26D 44' 30 Seconds N - 128D 20' 10" E), on the northeastern coast of this island: thence a line joining Adako Islet northeastward to the eastern extremity of Kikai Island (28D 21' 30 Seconds N - 130D 02' 10" E), and to Zy Degrees -ga Point (30D 20' 35" N - 130D 52' 20" E), the southern extremity of Tane-ga Island; thence from Zy Degrees -ga Point northward, along the eastern coast of Tane-ga Island, to Kisika Point (30D 50' N - 131D 03 Minutes 30" E), the northern extremity of this island; and thence a line joining Kisika Point northward to Hi Point (31 D 16' 40" N - 131D 08' E), on the southern coast of Ky Degrees sy Degrees (the common limit with the East China Sea, see 7.3).
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