The World Factbook (1990)/Paracel Islands

Paracel Islands

World Factbook (1990) Paracel Islands.jpg

See regional map IX


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


Population: no permanent inhabitants


Long-form name: none


Overview: no economic activity


Ports: none; offshore anchorage only

Defense Forces

Note: occupied by China