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    Paracel Islands Geography 2001

      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

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

      Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1993)

      Natural hazards: typhoons

      Environment - current issues: NA

      NOTE: The information regarding Paracel Islands on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Paracel Islands Geography 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Paracel Islands Geography 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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