PARACEL-ISLANDS

Information about travelling to Paracel-Islands

Paracel-Islands is located in Southeastern Asia, islands in the Indian Ocean, midway between northwestern Australia and Timor island

Facts about Paracel-Islands
Populationno indigenous inhabitants
Capital
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Location Southeastern Asia, islands in the Indian Ocean, midway between northwestern Australia and Timor island

General info about Paracel-Islands
These uninhabited islands came under Australian authority in 1931; formal administration began two years later. Ashmore Reef supports a rich and diverse avian and marine habitat; in 1983, it became a National Nature Reserve. Cartier Island, a former bombing range, became a marine reserve in 2000.
Climate
tropical
Resources
fish
Economy
no economic activity    Transportation    Ashmore and Cartier Islands Top of Page
Environment
illegal killing of protected wildlife by traditional Indonesian fisherman, as well as fishing by non-traditional Indonesian vessels, are ongoing problems

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