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    Spratly Islands Geography - 2006
    http://www.theodora.com/wfbcurrent/spratly_islands/spratly_islands_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location:
      Southeastern Asia, group of reefs and islands in the South China Sea, about two-thirds of the way from southern Vietnam to the southern Philippines

      Geographic coordinates:
      8 38 N, 111 55 E

      Map references:
      Southeast Asia

      Area:
      total: less than 5 sq km
      land: less than 5 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      note: includes 100 or so islets, coral reefs, and sea mounts scattered over an area of nearly 410,000 sq km of the central South China Sea

      Area - comparative:
      NA

      Land boundaries:
      0 km

      Coastline:
      926 km

      Maritime claims:
      NA

      Climate:
      tropical

      Terrain:
      flat

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: South China Sea 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location on Southwest Cay 4 m

      Natural resources:
      fish, guano, undetermined oil and natural gas potential

      Land use:
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 100% (2005)

      Irrigated land:
      0 sq km

      Natural hazards:
      typhoons; numerous reefs and shoals pose a serious maritime hazard

      Environment - current issues:
      NA

      Geography - note:
      strategically located near several primary shipping lanes in the central South China Sea; includes numerous small islands, atolls, shoals, and coral reefs


      NOTE: The information regarding Spratly Islands on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Spratly Islands Geography 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Spratly Islands Geography 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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    Revised 06-Jun-06
    Copyright © 2006 Photius Coutsoukis (all rights reserved)


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