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    Paracel Islands Geography 1997

      Location Southeastern Asia, group of small islands and reefs in the South ChinaSea, 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

      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

      NOTE: The information regarding Paracel Islands on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Paracel Islands Geography 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Paracel Islands Geography 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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