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Introduction:
The Paracel Islands are surrounded by productive fishing grounds and by potential oil and gas reserves. In 1932, French Indochina annexed the islands and set up a weather station on Pattle Island; maintenance was continued by its successor, Vietnam. China has occupied the Paracel Islands since 1974, when its troops seized a South Vietnamese garrison occupying the western islands. The islands are claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam.


Official name: Paracel Islands
Capital:
Government type:
Population: no indigenous inhabitants
note: there are scattered Chinese garrisons
Languages:
Official Currency: Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)

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Currency code: CNY
Area: total: NA sq km
land: NA sq km
water: 0 sq km
Climate: tropical


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