Statistical information Spratly Islands 1995Spratly%20Islands

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Spratly Islands - Introduction 1995
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Background: 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

Spratly Islands - Geography 1995
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Location: Southeastern Asia, group of reefs in the South China Sea, about two-thirds of the way from southern Vietnam to the southern Philippines

Geographic coordinates

Map referenceSoutheast Asia

Total area total: NA km² but less than 5 km²
Land: less than 5 km²
Comparative: NA
Note: includes 100 or so islets, coral reefs, and sea mounts scattered over the South China Sea

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 926 km

Maritime claims: NA

Climate: tropical

Terrain: flat


Natural resources: fish, guano, undetermined oil and natural gas potential
Land use

Land use
Arable land: 0%
Permanent crops: 0%
Meadows and pastures: 0%
Forest and woodland: 0%
Other: 100%

Irrigated land: 0 km²

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards

Note: about 50 small islands or reefs are occupied by China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam

Spratly Islands - People 1995
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Population: no indigenous inhabitants; note - there are scattered garrisons


Ethnic groups



Demographic profile
Age structure

Age structure

Dependency ratios

Median age

Population growth rate

Birth rate

Death rate

Net migration rate

Population distribution


Major urban areas

Current issues: NA
Current issues natural hazards: typhoons; serious maritime hazard because of numerous reefs and shoals
Current issues international agreements: NA

Air pollutants

Sex ratio

Mothers mean age at first birth

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Life expectancy at birth

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Hospital bed density

Sanitation facility access


Major infectious diseases

Obesity adult prevalence rate

Alcohol consumption

Tobacco use

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

Education expenditures


School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment

Spratly Islands - Government 1995
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Country name
Conventional long form: none
Conventional short form: Spratly Islands

Government type


Administrative divisions

Dependent areas


National holiday


Legal system

International law organization participation



Executive branch

Legislative branch

Judicial branch

Political parties and leaders

International organization participation

Diplomatic representation

Flag descriptionflag of Spratly%20Islands

National symbols

National anthem

National heritage

Spratly Islands - Economy 1995
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Economy overview: Economic activity is limited to commercial fishing. 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.

Real gdp purchasing power parity

Real gdp growth rate

Real gdp per capita ppp

Gross national saving
Gdp composition by sector of origin

Gdp composition by end use

Gdp composition by sector of origin

Agriculture products

Industries: none

Industrial production growth rate

Labor force
Labor force

Unemployment rate

Youth unemployment

Population below poverty line

Gini index

Household income or consumption by percentage share

Distribution of family income gini index


Public debt

Taxes and other revenues


Fiscal year

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Inflation rate consumer prices

Central bank discount rate

Commercial bank prime lending rate

Stock of narrow money

Stock of broad money

Stock of domestic credit

Market value of publicly traded shares

Current account balance



Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

Debt external

Stock of direct foreign investment at home

Stock of direct foreign investment abroad

Exchange rates

Spratly Islands - Energy 1995
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Electricity access

Electricity production

Electricity consumption

Electricity exports

Electricity imports

Electricity installed generating capacity

Electricity transmission distribution losses

Electricity generation sources


Refined petroleum

Natural gas

Carbon dioxide emissions

Energy consumption per capita

Spratly Islands - Communication 1995
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular

Telephone system
Local: NA
Intercity: NA
International: NA

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions

Spratly Islands - Military 1995
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Military expenditures

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups

Spratly Islands - Transportation 1995
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports: 4
With paved runways under 914 m: 3
With unpaved runways 914 to 1523 m: 1

Airports with paved runways
Under 914 m: 3

Airports with unpaved runways
914 to 1523 m: 1






Merchant marine

Ports and terminals

Spratly Islands - Transnational issues 1995
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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 economic zone, which encompasses Louisa Reef, but has not publicly claimed the island

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs

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