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    Paracel Islands Geography - 1989

      Total area: undetermined

      Comparative area: undetermined

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 518 km

      Maritime claims: undetermined

      Disputes: occupied by China, but claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam

      Climate: tropical

      Terrain: undetermined

      Natural resources: none

      Land use: 0% arable land; 0% permanent crops; 0% meadows and pastures; 0% forest and woodland; 100% other

      Environment: subject to typhoons

      Note: located 400 km east of Vietnam in the South China Sea about one-third of the way between Vietnam and the Philippines

      NOTE: The information regarding Paracel Islands on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Paracel Islands Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Paracel Islands Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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