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Paracel Islands Geography

    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: NA

    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%
    permanent pastures: 0%
    forests and woodland: 0%
    other: 100%

    Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1993)

    Natural hazards: typhoons

    Environment—current issues: NA

    Environment—international agreements:
    party to: none of the selected agreements
    signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

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