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    Paracel Islands Geography - 2003

      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
      water: 0 sq km
      land: NA 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% (1998 est.)

      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

      NOTE: The information regarding Paracel Islands on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Paracel Islands Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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