Rocky Island, South China Sea

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Rocky Island
Shí Dǎo 石岛
Town
Shí Dǎo Island 石岛虚拟镇
Rocky Island (left) connected to Woody Island (right)
Rocky Island (left) connected to Woody Island (right)
Rocky Island is located in South China Sea
Rocky Island
Rocky Island
Rocky Island (left) connected to Woody Island (right)
Coordinates: 16°50′40″N 112°20′50″E / 16.84444°N 112.34722°E / 16.84444; 112.34722Coordinates: 16°50′40″N 112°20′50″E / 16.84444°N 112.34722°E / 16.84444; 112.34722
Country China
Province Hainan
City Sansha
Government
 • Type Town
 • Body Yongxingdao Neighborhood Committee
Dimensions
 • Length 0.4 km (0.2 mi)
 • Width 0.22 km (0.14 mi)
Ethnicity
 • Chinese 100%
Languages
 • Chinese 100%
Time zone China (UTC+8)
Post code 572000
Dialing code +86 0898

Rocky Island (simplified Chinese: 石岛; traditional Chinese: 石島; pinyin: Shí Dǎo; literally: "stone island"; Vietnamese: Đảo Đá) was one of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. It is under the administration of the People's Republic of China and guarded by the PLA Navy. The island is also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam.

Geography[edit]

Rocky Island is connected to Woody Island by land reclamation.[1][2]

History[edit]

A signal intelligence station was built on Rocky Island in 1995, mainly because the island is the highest point among the Paracel Islands.[3][4]

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