Geography and Alternate names
In Chinese, the reef is alternatively known as "Pengbojiao" (Chinese: 蓬勃礁), or "Qilianyu" (literally "7 key lago") along with six other islands close by. A Chinese-built lighthouse is located here.
Bombay reef is presently administered governed by the People's Republic of China and patrolled by the Chinese border police. Chinese sovereignty claim over the atoll is stated according to the Declaration of the Government of the People's Republic of China on the baselines of the territorial sea (May 15th, 1996). It is also claimed by Vietnam.
According to the PRC, four points on Bombay Reef are the baseline points of the Chinese territorial sea.
- Langhuajiao(1)16ø 04·4'N 112ø 35·8'E
- Langhuajiao(2)16ø 01·9'N 112ø 32·7'E
- Langhuajiao(3)16ø 01·5'N 112ø 31·8'E
- Langhuajiao(4)16ø 01·0'N 112ø 29·8'E
Notes and references
- "Bombay reef light house". Marine traffic. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
- "Declaration of the Government of the People's Republic of China on the baselines of the territorial sea (May 15th, 1996)".
- North Reef (北岛/đá Bắc)
- Tree Island (赵述岛/đảo Cây)
- North Island (北礁/đảo Bắc)
- Middle Island (中岛/đảo Trung)
- South Island (南岛/đảo Nam)
- Rocky Island (石岛/đảo Đá)
- Lincoln Island (东岛/đảo Linh Côn)
- Triton Island (中建岛/đảo Tri Tôn)
- Territorial sea steles erected in east China.
- (English) Declaration of the Government of the People's Republic of China on the baselines of the territorial sea (May15th, 1996).
- Locate Bombay Reef on Google Maps.
- (Chinese) 中华人民共和国政府关于中华人民共和国领海基线的声明(1996年5月15日).
- (Chinese) 中国重申拥有西沙南沙群岛及附近海域主权.
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