Thitu Island

Thitu Island, the largest of the Philippine-controlled islands in the Spratly archipelago, has been enlarged by over 56,000 square meters since the Philippine government occupied the island in the 1970s. Military installations, mostly built around that time, include a military base, an unpaved and eroding runway as well as concrete bunkers. Approximately 200 residents live on the island and a small contingent of Philippine armed forces are stationed there.

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn