Rocky Island, South China Sea

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Rocky Island
Shí Dǎo 石岛
Shí Dǎo Island 石岛虚拟镇
Rocky Island is located in South China Sea
Rocky Island
Rocky Island
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
 • Type Town
 • Body Yongxingdao Neighborhood Committee
 • Length 0.4 km (0.2 mi)
 • Width 0.22 km (0.14 mi)
 • Chinese 100%
 • 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) is one of the islands of Paracel Islands in 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.

The island is connected to Woody Island by a road that is about 1 km in length.[citation needed] A signal intelligence station was built there in 1995, mainly because the island has the highest point (14 m) among the Paracel Islands.[1]

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  1. ^ Yossef Bodansky. "BEIJING'S SURGE FOR THE STRAIT OF MALACCA".  External link in |publisher= (help)

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