Spratly Islands Index 2006
Spratly Islands Main Index
Spratly Islands Introduction - 2006
SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
The Spratly Islands consist of more than 100 small islands or reefs. They are surrounded by rich fishing grounds and potentially by gas and oil deposits. They are claimed in their entirety by China, Taiwan, and Vietnam, while portions are claimed by Malaysia and the Philippines. About 45 islands are occupied by relatively small numbers of military forces from China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Brunei has established a fishing zone that overlaps a southern reef, but has not made any formal claim.
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 Introduction 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Spratly Islands Introduction 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.