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Paracel Islands Geography Profile 2004

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Location

Southeastern Asia, group of small islands and reefs in the South China Sea, about one-third of the way from central Vietnam to the northern Philippines

Geographic coordinates

16 30 N, 112 00 E

Map references

Southeast Asia

Area

total: NA sq km
land: NA sq km
water: 0 sq km

Area - comparative

NA

Land boundaries

0 km

Coastline

518 km

Maritime claims

NA

Climate

tropical

Terrain

mostly low and flat

Elevation extremes

lowest point: South China Sea 0 m
highest point: unnamed location on Rocky Island 14 m

Natural resources

none

Land use

arable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 100% (2001)

Irrigated land

0 sq km (1998 est.)

Natural hazards

typhoons

Environment - current issues

NA

Geography - note

composed of 130 small coral islands and reefs divided into the northeast Amphitrite Group and the western Crescent Group


Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of May 15, 2007


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