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Paracel Islands

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西沙群岛
Hoàng Sa

English Paracel Islands - Paracel Islands
The Paracel Islands are a group of small islands and reefs in the East Sea , about one-third of the way from ► Vietnam to the ► Philippines and ► Taiwan, which were under the control of Vietnam for many years. In 1974, the Chinese navy attacked Vietnamese soldiers who were living on the islands. 74 Vietnamese soldiers died and 3 warships were sunk. The Paracel Islands have been controlled and administered by the ► People's Republic of China since 1974. The ► Spratly Islands lie to the south.
Chinese 西沙群岛[1]

西沙群岛 是南中国海上的四大群岛之一,由永乐群岛和宣德群岛组成,位于海南岛东南面180多海里,北纬16.3°N,东经112.0°E,海岸线长518公里。西沙群岛正如南中国海上其他岛屿一样,邻近海域有丰富渔产,还可能有石油及天然气等资源。现时西沙群岛无常住人口;中华人民共和国政府於1997年开放西沙群岛旅游。西沙首府永兴岛面积约2.1平方公里,建有一條1,200公尺混凝土跑道的机场。

Español Islas Paracelso

Las Islas Paracelso son ungrupo de islas y arrecifes en el Mar de China Meridional. Son parte de las Islas del Mar de China Meridional, aproximadamente a un tercio de distancia entre Vietnam central y el norte de Filipinas. Las Islas Paracelso están rodeadas de zonas de pesca y de potenciales reservas de petróleo y gas natural.

Indonesian Kepulauan Paracel

Kepulauan Paracel terdiri daripada lebih 30 buah pulau kecil, beting pasir atau terumbu, merangkumi kira-kira 15,000 km2 permukaan laut, dan terletak di Laut China Selatan. Ia juga dikenali sebagai Laut Vietnam Timur atau Laut Timur. Jarak kepulauan ini daripada garis pantai Vietnam dan China memiliki jarak yang sama, dan kira-kira satu-per-tiga jarak dari tengah Vietnam ke utara Filipina. Kepulauan ini dibahagikan kepada dua kumpulan utama. Kumpulan amphitrite terletak di barat laut manakala kumpulan bulan sabit di tenggara, dan berjarak kira-kira 70 km antara satu sama lain. Meskipun mengalami cuaca panas dan lembab, selain mendapat hujan lebat dan taufan yang kerap, ia kaya dengan tapak perikanan dan potensi simpanan minyak dan gas.

Malay Kepulauan Paracel

Kepulauan Paracel adalah kepulauan dan karang di Laut Cina Selatan yang dikuasai oleh Vietnam. Kepulauan ini terletak di sebelah barat Laut Vietnam Timur. Kepulauan ini kaya akan minyak dan gas.

Tiếng Việt Hoàng Sa

Quần đảo Hoàng Sa là một tập hợp trên ba mươi đảo san hô, cồn cát, rạn đá ngầm (có nhiều rạn san hô vòng) và bãi ngầm thuộc biển Đông, ở vào khoảng một phần ba quãng đường từ miền Trung Việt Nam đến phía bắc Philippines. Quần đảo trải dài từ 15°45′ đến 17°15′ Bắc và từ 111°00′ đến 113°00′ Đông, thường được chia làm hai nhóm đảo là An Vĩnh và Lưỡi Liềm. Đài Loan, Trung Quốc và Việt Nam đều tuyên bố chủ quyền đối với quần đảo. Trung Quốc giành quyền kiểm soát nhóm An Vĩnh từ năm 1956 và nhóm Lưỡi Liềm từ năm 1974.


Short name Paracel Islands
Official  name Paracel Islands
Status Under control of ► People's Republic of China since 1974, but ► Republic of China, and ► Vietnam have claims.
Capital Woody Island
Population No native inhabitants
Area km²
Major  languages Chinese, English
Major  religions None
More information Paracel Islands, Geography of the Paracel Islands, History of the Paracel Islands and Politics of the Paracel Islands
More  images Paracel Islands - Paracel Islands (Category).

General maps

Paracel Islands-CIA WFB Map.png Map of the Paracel Islands
Xisha.png Map of the Paracel Islands in Chinese
Map-hoang-sa.gif Map of the Paracel Islands in Vietnamese
Spratly & Paracel Islands.gif Photo map of the Spratly Islands and Paracel Islands
Chinaclaim.png Chinese claims on the Spratly Islands and Paracel Islands

Crescent Group

Aerial photograph of the Crescent Group, Paracel Islands
Location of the Duncan Island
Duncan Island
Location of Drummond Island
Drummond Island
Location of Money Island
Money Island
Location of the Antelope Reef
Antelope Reef
Location of Robert Island
Robert Island
Location of the Pattle Island
Pattle Island
Location of the Observation Bank
Observation Bank
The Crescent Group, looking westward


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  1. Romanization of Chinese: Xīshā Qúndǎo.

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