Match 191 DB Rec# - 7,643 Dataset-WOFACT Title :Paracel Islands Text : Paracel Islands Geography 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 Map references: Southeast Asia Area: total area: NA sq km land area: NA sq km comparative area: NA Land boundaries: 0 km Coastline: 518 km Maritime claims: NA International disputes: occupied by China, but claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam Climate: tropical Terrain: NA Natural resources: none Land use: arable land: 0% permanent crops: 0% meadows and pastures: 0% forest and woodland: 0% other: 100% Irrigated land: 0 sq km Environment: current issues: NA natural hazards: typhoons international agreements: NA People Population: no indigenous inhabitants; note - there are scattered Chinese garrisons Government Names: conventional long form: none conventional short form: Paracel Islands Digraph: PF Economy Overview: no economic activity Transportation Ports: small Chinese port facilities on Woody Island and Duncan Island being expanded Airports: total: 1 with paved runways 1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 (on Woody Island) Communications Telephone system: local: NA intercity: NA international: NA Radio: broadcast stations: AM, FM, shortwave radios: NA Television: broadcast stations: NA televisions: NA Defense Forces Note: occupied by China
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