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East China Sea

LC control 85040538
Geographic headingEast China Sea
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Geographic subdivision usageEast China Sea
Variant(s)China Sea, East
Dong Hai
Dong Zhongguo Hai
Eastern Sea
Higashi Shinakai
Tō Kai
Tong Chunggukhae
Tung Hai
See alsoSeas
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Found inGEOnet (sea; 29°00ʹ00ʺN 125°00ʹ00ʺE)
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 East China Sea extends northeastward from the South China Sea and is bounded on the west by the Asian mainland and on the east by the Ryukyu Islands chain, Japan's southernmost main island of Kyushu, and Cheju Island, off South Korea. An imaginary east-west line connecting Cheju Island with the mainland of China separates the East China Sea from the Yellow Sea to its north)
Wikipedia, Sept. 11, 2014 (The East China Sea is a marginal sea east of China. It is a part of the Pacific Ocean and covers an area of roughly 1,249,000 square kilometres (482,000 sq mi); bounded on the east by Kyūshū and the Ryukyu Islands of Japan, on the south by the South China Sea, and on the west by the Asian continent. It connects with the Sea of Japan through the Korea Strait; it opens in the north to the Yellow Sea. States with borders on the sea (clockwise from north) include: South Korea, Japan, Republic of China (Taiwan) and the People's Republic of China. International Hydrographic Organization name: "Eastern China Sea (Tung Hai)". Chinese names: Dong Hai: Dong Zhongguo Hai. Korean: Tong Chunggukhae. Japanese: Higashi Shinakai)