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Spratly Islands

Spratly Islands Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Elevation extremes > Lowest point: This entry is derived from Geography > Elevation extremes, which includes both the highest point and the lowest point.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Irrigated land: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water.
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Land use > Permanent crops: The percentage share of used land on which permanent crops are grown. This is land cultivated for crops that are not replanted after each harvest like citrus, coffee, and rubber. It includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Map references: The name of the CIA World Factbook reference map on which a country may be found. The entry on Geographic coordinates may be helpful in finding some smaller countries.
  • Natural hazards: Potential natural disasters.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Population density: People per square kilometre, in 1999. At this time the world average was 14.42.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Water 0.0 2013 235th out of 246
Climate tropical 2013
Coastline None 2013
Elevation extremes > Highest point unnamed location on Southwest Cay 4 m 2013
Elevation extremes > Lowest point South China Sea 0 m 2013
Geographic coordinates 8 38 N, 111 55 E 2013
Irrigated land 0.0 2012 17th out of 32
Land use > Arable land 0.0 2013 241st out of 246
Land use > Permanent crops 0.0 2013 240th out of 247
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 2013
Map references Southeast Asia 2013
Natural hazards typhoons; numerous reefs and shoals pose a serious maritime hazard 2008
Natural resources fish, guano, undetermined oil and natural gas potential 2013
Population density 0.0 1999 253th out of 255
Terrain flat 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Heal The World Foundation.

Citation

"Spratly Islands Geography Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Spratly-Islands/Geography

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