List of islands in the South China Sea
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.
- 1 South China Sea Islands
- 2 Islands on the southern coast of China
- 3 Islands in the Taiwan Strait
- 4 Disputed islands
- 5 Islands on the eastern coast of Vietnam
- 6 Islands on the western coast of the Philippines
- 7 Islands of Borneo
- 8 Islands of Indonesia
- 9 See also
- 10 References
South China Sea Islands
Islands on the southern coast of China
Islands of Guangdong
Islands of Hong Kong
See Islands and Peninsulas of Hong Kong for a full list.
Islands of Macau
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
Islands of Hainan
Islands in the Taiwan Strait
- Xiamen (Amoy) (Fujian Province, mainland China)
- Kinmen (Quemoy) (Fuchien Province, Republic of China (Taiwan))
- Penghu (Pescadores) (Taiwan, Republic of China (Taiwan))
There are no islands, nor any land above sea-level, in the Macclesfield Bank.
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.
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See also List of maritime features in the Spratly Islands The Spratly Islands were, in 1939, fourteen coral islets mostly inhabited by countless seabirds. 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. 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.
Reefs and artificial islands
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.
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Islands on the eastern coast of Vietnam
- Trà Cổ (vi). Sa Vĩ Cap (vi) in Trà Cổ (vi) island is the North-Easternmost promontory of Vietnam
- Cát Bà Island
- Bach Long Vi
- Cu Lao Cham (vi)
- Lý Sơn District
- Con Dao
Islands on the western coast of the Philippines
Islands of Borneo
- Jong Batu (Brunei)
- Pulau Kabung (Indonesia)
- Labuan (Malaysia)
- Louisa Reef (Brunei)
- Pulau Merundung (Indonesia)
- Pulau Tambelan Besar (Indonesia)
- Tanjong Pelumpong (Brunei)
- Pulau Temaju (Indonesia)
- Tiga Island (Malaysia)
- Claudius Madrolle (1939). "La question de Hai-nan et des Paracels" [The question of Hai-nan and Paracel]. Politique étrangère (in French).
- "The Impact of Artificial Islands on Territorial Disputes Over The Sparatly Islands, by Zou Keyuan".
- Refer to List of maritime features in the Spratly Islands#Features by area for a list of Features by area.