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    Paracel Islands Introduction - 2005
    http://www.allcountries.org/wfb2005/paracel_islands/paracel_islands_introduction.html
    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Background:
      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.


      NOTE: The information regarding Paracel Islands on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Paracel Islands Introduction 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Paracel Islands Introduction 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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