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Paracel Islands - Introduction 2000
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Background: This archipelago is surrounded by productive fishing grounds and potentially large oil reserves. In 1932 French Indochina annexed the islands and set up a weather station on Prattle Island; maintenance was continued by its successor Vietnam. China has occupied the Paracel Islands since 1974 when its troops captured a South Vietnamese garrison occupying the western islands. However the islands are still claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan.


Paracel Islands - Geography 2000
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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

Geographic coordinates: 16 30 N 112 00 E

Map referenceSoutheast Asia

Area
Comparative: NA

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 518 km

Maritime claims: NA

Climate: tropical

Terrain: NA

Elevation

Natural resources: none
Land use

Land use

Irrigated land: 0 km² (1993)

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Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards: typhoons

Geography


Paracel Islands - People 2000
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Population: no indigenous inhabitants

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Ethnic groups

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Demographic profile
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Age structure

Dependency ratios

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Environment
Current issues: NA

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Hiv/Aids

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Obesity adult prevalence rate

Alcohol consumption

Tobacco use

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

Education expenditures

Literacy

School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment


Paracel Islands - Government 2000
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Country name

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Dependent areas

Independence

National holiday

Constitution

Legal system

International law organization participation

Citizenship

Suffrage

Executive branch

Legislative branch

Judicial branch

Political parties and leaders

International organization participation

Diplomatic representation

Flag descriptionflag of Paracel%20Islands

National symbols

National anthem

National heritage


Paracel Islands - Economy 2000
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Economy overview: China announced plans in 1997 to open the islands for tourism.

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

Industrial production growth rate

Labor force
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Unemployment rate

Youth unemployment

Population below poverty line

Gini index

Household income or consumption by percentage share

Distribution of family income gini index

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Revenue

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Inflation rate consumer prices

Central bank discount rate

Commercial bank prime lending rate

Stock of narrow money

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Market value of publicly traded shares

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Imports

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

Debt external

Stock of direct foreign investment at home

Stock of direct foreign investment abroad

Exchange rates


Paracel Islands - Energy 2000
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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

Petroleum

Refined petroleum

Natural gas

Carbon dioxide emissions

Energy consumption per capita


Paracel Islands - Communication 2000
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular

Telephone system

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions


Paracel Islands - Military 2000
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Military expenditures

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups


Paracel Islands - Transportation 2000
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports: 1 (1999 est.)

Airports with paved runways

Airports with unpaved runways

Heliports

Pipelines

Railways

Roadways

Waterways

Merchant marine

Ports and terminals


Paracel Islands - Transnational issues 2000
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Disputes international: occupied by China but claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs


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