Spratly Islands

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Spratly Islands
Disputit islands
Spratly Islands
Location Sooth Cheenae Sea
Coordinates 10°N 114°E / 10°N 114°E / 10; 114Coordinates: 10°N 114°E / 10°N 114°E / 10; 114
Total islands over 750
Major islands Taiping Island
Namyit Island
Northeast Cay
Sin Cowe Island
Soothwast Cay
Spratly Island
Swallow Reef
Thitu Island
West York Island
less than 5 square kilometre (1.9 sq mi)
Coastline 926 kilometre (575 mi)
Heichest point on Soothwast Cay
4 metre (13 ft)
Admeenistered bi
Claimit bi
EEZ Brunei zone
State Sabah
Municipality Kalayaan
Coonty Administration Office for Xisha Islands, Zhongsha Islands and Nansha Islands
Municipality Kaohsiung
Province Khanh Hoa
Population nae indigenous population
Ethnic groups various
Spratly Islands
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese南沙群島
Simplified Chinese南沙群岛
Vietnamese name
Vietnamese alphabetQuần Đảo Trường Sa
Malay name
MalayKepulauan Spratly
Filipino name
TagalogKapuluan ng Kalayaan

The Spratly Islands are a group o mair nor 750 reefs,[1] islets, atolls, cays an islands in the Sooth Cheenae Sea. The archipelago lies aff the coasts o the Philippines an Malaysie (Sabah), aboot ane third o the wa frae thare tae soothren Vietnam. Thay contain less nor fower square kilometres o land aurie spread ower mair nor 425,000 square kilometres o sea. The Spratlys are ane o three archipelagos o the Sooth Cheenae Sea which comprise mair nor 30,000 islands an reefs an which complicate govrenance an economics in that region o Sootheast Asie. Such sma an remote islands hae little economic value in thairsels, but are important in establishin internaitional bundaries. Thare are nae native islanders but thare are, at least for nou, rich fishin grunds; an ineetial surveys indicate the islands mey contain signeeficant reserves o ile an naitural gas.

Aboot 45 islands are occupee'd bi relatively smaa nummers o militar forces frae Vietnam, the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae, the Republic o Cheenae (Taiwan), Malaysie an the Philippines. Brunei haes claimit an EEZ in the sootheastren pairt o the Spratlys an aw encompassin juist ane aurie o smaw islands abuin mean heich watter (on Louisa Reef).

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  1. "South China Sea Islands". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund.

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