Mianhua Islet

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Mianhua Islet
Native name:
LocationZhongzheng, Keelung, Taiwan[1][2][3][4]
Mianhua Islet is located in Taiwan
Mianhua Islet
Mianhua Islet
Location of Mianhua Islet
Mianhua Islet (labeled as Mein-hua Hsü (Menka-sho) 棉花嶼) (1950)

Mianhua Islet (Chinese: 棉花; pinyin: Miánhuā Yǔ; literally: 'cotton islet'), also known as Kangjiao Islet, Jhongdao (Midway Islet),[3] Mien-hua Hsü, Menka-sho,[5] and Mienhua Yu[6], is a 0.12 km2 (0.046 sq mi)[3] islet in Zhongzheng District, Keelung, Taiwan, located in the East China Sea.[3][7] The island is the easternmost point under the actual control of the Republic of China.[8] The island is about 800 m (2,600 ft) long from north to south and 530 m (1,740 ft) wide from east to west, with an elevation of 61 m (200 ft).[3] There is a 25km–tall rock reef to the east of the islet called Pingfong Rock (screen rock).[3] Along with the nearby Pengjia Islet and Huaping Islet, Mianhua Islet is considered of strategic importance to Taiwan.[4]

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  1. ^ 今日中正 [Today's Zhongzheng]. 基隆市中正區公所. Retrieved 23 April 2019. 3.本區北面面臨太平洋,並包括有和平島、彭佳嶼、基隆嶼、棉花嶼、花瓶嶼等島嶼自然地理景觀豐富
  2. ^ 基隆市土地段名代碼表 (in Chinese). Department of Land Administration. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2019. 基隆市土地段名代碼表 地政事務所名稱(代碼) 信義(CB) 鄉鎮市區名稱(代碼) 中正區(01){...}段 小段 代碼 備註{...}棉花嶼 0127
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Beautiful Scenery". Keelung City Government. Retrieved 23 April 2019. Mianhua Islet (Crag){...}According to literature, Mianhua Islet is called Kangjiao Islet, and also Jhongdao (Midway Islet).
  4. ^ a b "Pengjia Islet gets rare attention from Ma's visit". GlobalSecurity.org. 7 September 2012. The normally obscure outcrop, which falls administratively under Keelung City, is one of three islets off of Taiwan's northern coast -- the others are Mianhua Islet and Huaping Islet -- considered to be of strategic importance to the country.
  5. ^ http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ams/taiwan/txu-oclc-6557994-ng51-10-450.jpg
  6. ^ Britannica World Atlas. 1967. p. 58. Mienhua Yu
  7. ^ 記者盧賢秀、黃旭磊、徐義平,"北方三島海域 將設國家公園"存档副本 (in Chinese). Liberty Times. Archived from the original on 2010-11-02. Retrieved 2018-08-04. 台灣北方海域有三座孤立的小島─彭佳嶼、棉花嶼和花瓶嶼 , Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ 記者盧賢秀,"北方三島小檔案""存档副本". Archived from the original on 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 島嶼的最東端是台灣極東點, Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help), Liberty Times,2010-8-30.

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Coordinates: 25°29′06″N 122°6′23″E / 25.48500°N 122.10639°E / 25.48500; 122.10639