List of islands in the South China Sea

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Islands in the South China Sea includes the South China Sea Islands (Spratly Islands, Pratas Islands, Paracel Islands and Macclesfield Bank), islands on the China coast, on the Vietnam coast, on the Borneo coast, and the peripheral islands of Taiwan, the Philippines, etc.

South China Sea Islands[edit]

Islands on the southern coast of China[edit]

Islands of Guangdong[edit]

Islands of Hong Kong[edit]

See Islands and Peninsulas of Hong Kong for a full list.

Islands of Macau[edit]

Ilha Verde is connected to the Macao Peninsula as a result of land reclamation. Ilha de Coloane and Ilha da Taipa are connected (to each other), also as a result of land reclamation.

Islands of Guangxi[edit]

Islands of Hainan[edit]

Islands in the Taiwan Strait[edit]

Disputed islands[edit]

Pratas Islands[edit]

Administered as part of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, Republic of China

Macclesfield Bank[edit]

There are no islands, nor any land above sea-level, in the Macclesfield Bank.

In conjunction with the Scarborough Shoal, which also contains no islands, the PRC refer to the combined area as the Zhongsha Islands, even though it contains no islands.

Paracel Islands[edit]

See Paracel Islands#List of entities for a complete list.
The Paracel Islands are occupied by the People's Republic of China (PRC), and claimed by the PRC, the ROC (Taiwan), and Vietnam.

Amphitrite Group Crescent Group Ungrouped

Scarborough Shoal[edit]

Spratly Islands[edit]

See also List of maritime features in the Spratly Islands The Spratly Islands were, in 1939, fourteen coral islets mostly inhabited by countless seabirds.[1] According to a Chinese 1986 source, the Spratly Islands consist of 14 islands or islets, 6 banks, 113 submerged reefs, 35 underwater banks, 21 underwater shoals.[2] For some reason, neither of these mention the 11th largest naturally occurring island located on the Swallow Reef atoll, occupied by Malaysia. The islands are all of a similar nature; they are cays (or keys) – sand islands formed on old degraded and submerged coral reefs.[1]

Taiwan (ROC) Philippines Vietnam Malaysia

Reefs and artificial islands[edit]

Note that, according PRC, in the Spratly Islands area, the definition of "island" is applied very liberally to reefs and artificial islands. There are in fact only about a dozen islands with an area greater than 1 hectare.[3]

Taiwan (ROC) China (PRC) Philippines Vietnam Malaysia Brunei

Islands on the eastern coast of Vietnam[edit]

Islands on the western coast of the Philippines[edit]

Islands of Borneo[edit]

Islands of Indonesia[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Claudius Madrolle (1939). "La question de Hai-nan et des Paracels" [The question of Hai-nan and Paracel]. Politique étrangère (in French).
  2. ^ "The Impact of Artificial Islands on Territorial Disputes Over The Sparatly Islands, by Zou Keyuan".
  3. ^ Refer to List of maritime features in the Spratly Islands#Features by area for a list of Features by area.