Spratly Islands: Geography#

LocationSoutheastern Asia, group of reefs and islands in the South China Sea, about two-thirds of the way from southern Vietnam to the southern Philippines
Geographic Coordinates8 38 N, 111 55 E 8.633333,111.916664
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline926 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: South China Sea 0 m
highest point: unnamed location on Southwest Cay 4 m
Highest Mountains
Natural Hazardstyphoons; numerous reefs and shoals pose a serious maritime hazard
Natural Resourcefish, guano, undetermined oil and natural gas potential
Land Usearable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 100% (2011)
Irrigated Land5,700 sq km (2006)
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment - international agreementsNA
Large Cities
Geography-notestrategically located near several primary shipping lanes in the central South China Sea; includes numerous small islands, atolls, shoals, and coral reefs