Friday, June 03, 2005

P'eng-hu Islands

P'eng-hu also spelled  Penghu , Chinese (Wade-Giles)  P'eng-hu Ch'ün-tao , or  P'eng-hu Lieh-tao conventional  Pescadores  archipelago and hsien (county) of Taiwan, consisting of about 64 small islands, approximately 30 miles (50 km) west of the coast of Taiwan, from which it is separated by the P'eng-hu Channel. Of volcanic origin, many of the islands consist of weathered basalt, and they are surrounded by coral reefs. The islands are low-lying, most rising only about 100–130 feet (30–40 m) above sea level. The highest