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Spratly Islands Introduction 2009
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SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Spratly Islands Introduction 2009
SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK


Background:
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. They are claimed in their entirety by China, Taiwan, and Vietnam, while portions are claimed by Malaysia and the Philippines. About 45 islands are occupied by relatively small numbers of military forces from China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Brunei has established a fishing zone that overlaps a southern reef but has not made any formal claim.


NOTE: The information regarding Spratly Islands on this page is re-published from the 2009 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Spratly Islands Introduction 2009 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Spratly Islands Introduction 2009 should be addressed to the CIA.






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