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Topic: Geography of the Spratly Islands


  
  Spratly Islands Geography - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International ...
Spratly Islands Geography - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, Political System
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
Geography—note: strategically located near several primary shipping lanes in the central South China Sea; includes numerous small islands, atolls, shoals, and coral reefs
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  Spratly Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Part of the South China Sea Islands, the Spratlys are surrounded by rich fishing grounds and gas and oil deposits, whose true extent are unknown and disputed.
By 1998 the Spratly Islands confrontation was listed as one of eight ‘flash-points’ around the world which had the potential for conflict as the PRC continued its creeping annexation of the islands, placing sovereignty markers or buoys on First and Second Thomas Shoals, Pennsylvania Shoal, Half Moon Shoal, and Sabina and Jackson Atoll.
While the Philippine claim to the Spratly Islands was first expressed in the United Nations General Assembly in 1946, Philippine involvement in the Spratlys did not begin in earnest until 1956, when on 15 May Philippine citizen Tomas Cloma proclaimed the founding of a new state, Kalayaan (Freedom Land).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geography_of_the_Spratly_Islands   (2985 words)

  
 South China Sea Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Islands locate on a shallow humite-layer continental shelf with an average of 200 metres deep.
However, in the Spratlys, the sea floor drastically change its height in thousands, and near the Philippines, the Nansha Trough (formerly known asPalawan Trough) is more than 5,000 metres deep.
Except one volcano-island, the islands are made of coral reefs of varying ages and formations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/South_China_Sea_Islands   (811 words)

  
 Spratly Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Spratly Islands (Simplified Chinese: 南沙群岛; Traditional Chinese: 南沙群島; pinyin: Nánshā Qúndāo literally “Southern sands Archipelago ” (also "Nansha Islands"); Vietnamese: Quần Đảo Trường Sa/群岛长沙 “Long Sands Archipelago”; Filipino: Kalayaan "Independence") are a disputed group of approximately 100 reefs and islets in the South China Sea.
The islands were sporadically visited throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by mariners from different European powers (including either or, after whom the island group derives its most recognisable English name), but these nations displayed little interest in the islands.
France occupied a number of the Spratly Islands, including Itu Aba, in the 1930s and administered them as part of French Indochina but were displaced by the Japanese during World War II, who used the islands as a submarine base for its campaigns for Southeast Asia.
www.eastcleveland.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Spratly_Islands   (2693 words)

  
 Island Vulnerability, Spratly Islands
Island Vulnerability explores the challenges which isolated geographies face when dealing with risk and disasters by examining the processes which create, maintain, and could be used to reduce their vulnerability.
The Spratly Islands are claimed in their entirety by China, Taiwan and Vietnam, while portions are claimed by Malaysia and the Philippines.
Third, the Spratly Islands are important for security reasons, and in a period of war could be of strategic significance in sea-lane defence, interdiction as well as surveillance.
www.islandvulnerability.org /spratlys.html   (2519 words)

  
 Spratly Islands - Metaweb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Spratly Islands (or Nansha Islands, Chinese: 南沙群島 in pinyin: nānshāqúndāo; Vietnamese: Trường Sa) are a disputed group of approximately 100 reefs and islets in the South China Sea.
All of the Spratly Islands are claimed by the People's Republic of China, the Republic of China (Taiwan), and Vietnam; parts of them are claimed by Malaysia and the Philippines.
The Spratly Islands are not inhabited, though claimant nations have garrisons located on about 45 of the islands.
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 Spratly Islands Dispute
It states that the southern part of the Spratly chain is actually a part of its continental shelf and therefore its territory and resources.
Its claims to the island are based on its assertion that Taiwan and its Kuomintang government are the true China.
Heinzig, Dieter, Disputed islands in the South China Sea: the Paracels, Spratlys, and Pratas.
www.american.edu /projects/mandala/TED/SPRATLY.HTM   (1072 words)

  
 SPRATLY ISLANDS FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Spratly Islands (literally “Southern sands Archipelago” (also “Nansha Islands”); Vietnamese: Quần Đảo Trường Sa “Long Sands Archipelago”; Filipino: Kalayaan "Freedom") are a disputed group of approximately 100 reefs and islets in the South_China_Sea.
The islands contain no arable_land and have no indigenous inhabitants, although twenty of the islands, including Itu Aba, the largest, are considered to be able to sustain human life.
During the Qing Dynasty of China, the islands were sporadically visited throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by mariners from different European powers (including either Richard or William_Spratly, after whom the island group derives its most recognisable English name), but these nations showed little interest in the islands.
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 Spratly Islands - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Spratly Islands (Chinese: 南沙群島 in pinyin: nan1 sha1 qun2 dao3; Vietnamese: Trường Sa) are a group of approximately 100 reefs and islets in the South China Sea.
All of the Spratly Islands are claimed by mainland China, Taiwan, and Vietnam; parts of them are claimed by Malaysia and the Philippines.
Chinese geologists have conducted surveys of the waters around the islands, leading to speculation that the area could contain hydrocarbon resources of as much as 70 billion barrels of oil equivalent some 200-1,000 meters below the surface of the sea.
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 White Paper on the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands
The nearest island in the archipelago is roughly at equal distance from the coast of Vietnam and the southern shore of Hainan Island in China.
In 1933, the Spratlys were incorporated into the French colony of Cochinchina and from that year forward have had an adequate administrative structure.It is true that French jurisdiction was disrupted by the Japanese invasion of 1941.
Chinese claims to the Paracels and Spratlys were thus overwhelmingly disregarded.At a later date, the government of the Republic of China restated its claims based on the separate peace treaty between it and Japan (April 28, 1952).
www.viettrade.net /ipass/hoangsa/Wh_paper1.htm   (13565 words)

  
 1000Countries.com: Spratly Islands I: spratly islands, SPRATLY ISLANDS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Spratly Islands of the South China Sea are a potential tinder box in the region...
The Spratly Islands (or Nansha Islands, Chinese: 南沙群島 in pinyin: nānshāq ndāo; Vietnamese: Trường Sa...
Asia In the case of the Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands, although foreign occupation was not preceded by bloodshed...
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 The Spratly Islands
The Spratly Islands are a group of more than 100 reefs, islets and islands occupying in total less than five square kilometres and spread over more than 400,000 square kilometres of sea.
The Spratlys are part of the great sweep of archipelago Southeast Asia which totals more than 30,000 and which so complicates geography, governance and economics in the region.
The Spratly Islands at least present an opportunity to test the skill and determination of Asian leaders in managing complex negotiations.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/east_asian_history/110846   (792 words)

  
 1000Countries.com: Spratly Islands II: spratly islands, SPRATLY ISLANDS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Alphabetical index Spratly Islands The Spratly Islands (Chinese: W™¤ö in pinyin: nan1 sha1 qun2 dao3; Vietnamese: Tr°Ýng Sa) are a group of approximately 100 reefs and...
Potential For Conflict in the Spratly Islands Chin Yoon Chin, December 2003 This thesis examines the potential for conflict in the Spratly Islands and determines whether the Declaration of Conduct of...
Spratly Islands Spratly Islands Geography [Top of Page] Location: Southeastern Asia, group of reefs and islands in the South China Sea, about two-thirds of the way from southern Vietnam to the...
www.1000countries.com /countries_of_the_world/spratly_islands_2.html   (2447 words)

  
 World Facts and Figures - Spratly Islands
Rich fishing grounds and the potential for gas and oil deposits have caused this archipelago to be claimed in its entirety by China, Taiwan, and Vietnam, while portions are claimed by Malaysia and the Philippines.
All five parties have occupied certain islands or reefs, and occasional clashes have occurred between Chinese and Vietnamese naval forces
The proximity to nearby oil- and gas-producing sedimentary basins suggests the potential for oil and gas deposits, but the region is largely unexplored, and there are no reliable estimates of potential reserves; commercial exploitation has yet to be developed.
www.worldfactsandfigures.com /countries/special/spratly_islands.php   (244 words)

  
 Spratly Islands - Facts about Spratly Islands including map and flag images
This archipelago - surrounded by rich fishing grounds and potentially by gas and oil deposits - is claimed in its entirety by China, Taiwan, and Vietnam, while portions are claimed by Malaysia and the Philippines.
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
Spratly Islands consist of more than 100 small islands or reefs, of which about 45 are claimed and occupied by China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam
www.world-atlas.net /Spratly_Islands   (289 words)

  
 Introduction To Spratly Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
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 Kinakuta - Metaweb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The former Queena-Kootah is quite this Stephenson's “Treasure Island” — is a small “fictional” Sultanate off the coast of The Philippines.
In the era of the Baroque Cycle, it was known as Queena-Kootah.
It's a small island found between the northernmost point of Borneo & the skinny Philippine island known as Palawan.
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 Vietnamese Claims to the Truong Sa Archipelago [Ed. Spratly Islands]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The map "expressly mentioned the Spratlys, under the name Van Ly Truong Sa, as part of Vietnamese territory, although the archipelago was not located at its proper place because of the use of ancient geographic techniques."[28] It was also during these years that European ships frequented the East Sea.
For political administration, the island chain was incorporated into the territory of Taiwan, which was then a Japanese possession.[50] Both the ROC and the PRC have since pointed to this formalization of Taiwanese (and thus Chinese) sovereignty over the Truong Sa group to strengthen their claim to the islands.
The first recorded instance of this formal sovereignty was the placement of the island group under the administrative authority of the Binh Son district in the 1600's.
www.hawaii.edu /cseas/pubs/explore/v3/todd.html   (6635 words)

  
 Spratly Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Spratly Islands (literally “Southern sands Archipelago ” (also "Nansha Islands"); Vietnamese: Quần Đảo Trường Sa/群岛长沙 “Long Sands Archipelago”; Filipino: Kalayaan "Independence") are a disputed group of approximately 100 reefs and islets in the South China Sea.
The islands were sporadically visited throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by mariners from different European powers (including either Richard or William Spratly, after whom the island group derives its most recognisable English name), but these nations displayed little interest in the islands.
A number of analysts question the veracity of these claims however; “It is unconvincing to say that the findings of Han dynasty coins and ceramics in the Spratlys can alone be a justifiable basis of a Chinese 1990s territorial claim.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/S/Spratly-Islands.htm   (2705 words)

  
 Spratly Islands Information
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.
About 50 islands are occupied by China (about 450 soldiers), Malaysia (70-90), the Philippines (about 100), and Vietnam (about 1,500).
www.country-info.com /facts/Spratly_Islands.htm   (265 words)

  
 Jebco oil surveys Seismic Aeromagnetic 2D 3D   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Spratly Islands are located in the South China Sea between the Philippine island of Palawan and Vietnam.
The report describes the petroleum geology of the islands and the Mekong, Sarawak and West Palawan basins which surround them.
Tables include the oil and gas field parameters of the Sarawak and West Palawan basins, the oil and gas resources, consumption, imports and exports of the surrounding countries, velocities of the strata from sonobuoy data, and heat flow values from the Spratly Islands region.
www.jebcoseis.com /asia_spratley.htm   (319 words)

  
 Paracel Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Spratly Islands dispute and the law of the sea.
Chinese navy deploys warships to disputed Spratly island chain.
Islands at the centre of a six-way struggle.(Foreign News) (The Independent (London, England))
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 Spratly Islands Information and Online Map - Map Town Ltd.
Geography - note: strategically located near several primary shipping lanes in the central South China Sea; includes numerous small islands, atolls, shoals, and coral reefs
Military - note: Spratly Islands consist of more than 100 small islands or reefs, of which about 45 are claimed and occupied by China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam
Disputes - international: all of the Spratly Islands are claimed by China, Taiwan, and Vietnam; parts of them are claimed by Malaysia and the Philippines; in 1984, Brunei established an exclusive fishing zone, which encompasses Louisa Reef in the southern Spratly Islands, but has not publicly claimed the island
www.maptown.com /geos/spratlyislands.html   (277 words)

  
 Spratly Islands on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Various islands, valued primarily for the petroleum and gas potential of the surrounding waters and to a lesser degree for their fishing grounds, are occupied by their claimants.
There have been many disputes and some fighting, most notably between Chinese and Vietnamese vessels in 1988 and 1992, and the Spratlys remain a source of tension among the claimants.
In 2004, China and the Philippines signed agreements to stop illegal fishing and to explore jointly for oil in the islands; the bilateral accord was criticized by Vietnam.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/S/SpratlyI1s.asp   (490 words)

  
 The World Factbook 2004 -- Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Although first sighted by an English navigator in 1592, the first landing (English) did not occur until almost a century later in 1690, and the first settlement (French) was not established until 1764.
The colony was turned over to Spain two years later and the islands have since been the subject of a territorial dispute, first between Britain and Spain, then between Britain and Argentina.
The UK asserted its claim to the islands by establishing a naval garrison there in 1833.
www.brainyatlas.com /geos/fk.html   (876 words)

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