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South China Sea


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    • us: Biển Đông
    • us: China Sea, South
    • us: Dagat Timog Tsina
    • us: Laut Cina Selatan
    • us: Laut Tiongkok Selatan
    • us: Laut Tjina
    • us: Mar da China Meridional
    • us: Minami Shinakai
    • us: Nan Hai
    • us: Nan Kai
    • us: Nan Zhongguo Hai
    • us: Thalē Čhīn Tai
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      • found: Britannica online, Sept. 11, 2014(China Sea, part of the western Pacific Ocean bordering the Asian mainland on the east-southeast. The China Sea consists of two parts, the South China Sea (Chinese: Nan Hai) and the East China Sea (Chinese: Dong Hai), which connect through the shallow Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and mainland China. The South China Sea is bounded on the west by the Asian mainland, on the south by a rise in the seabed between Sumatra and Borneo, and on the east by Borneo, the Philippines, and Taiwan. The sea's northern boundary extends from the northernmost point of Taiwan to the coast of Fujian province, China. As the largest marginal sea of the western Pacific, it covers an area of about 1,423,000 square miles (3,685,000 square km) and has a mean depth of 3,478 feet (1,060 m).)
      • found: Wikipedia, Sept. 11, 2014(The South China Sea is a marginal sea that is part of the Pacific Ocean, encompassing an area from the Singapore and Malacca Straits to the Strait of Taiwan of around 3,500,000 square kilometres (1,400,000 sq mi). It is located: south of mainland China, including the island of Taiwan, in the east; east of Vietnam and Cambodia; west of the Philippines; east of the Malay peninsula and Sumatra, up to the Straits of Malacca in the west; and north of the Bangka--Belitung Islands and Borneo. Name: South China Sea is the dominant term used in English for the sea, and the name in most European languages is equivalent. The International Hydrographic Organization refers to the sea as "South China Sea (Nan Hai)". Chinese name: Nan Hai. Alternative Chinese name: Nan Zhongguo Hai. Vietnamese name: Biển Đông. Thai name: Thalē Čhīn Tai. Japanese: Minami Shinakai. Malay: Laut Cina Selatan. Indonesian: Laut Cina Selatan / Laut Tiongkok Selatan. Filipino: Dagat Timog Tsina (South China Sea), Dagat Luzon (Luzon Sea), Dagat Kanlurang Pilipinas (West Philippine Sea). Portuguese: Mar da China Meridional)
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