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Zhongzhou Reef (Chinese: 中洲礁; pinyin: Zhōngzhōu jiāo; Vietnamese: Bãi Bàn Than) is a small coral reef within the Spratly Islands currently occupied by Taiwan, under the administration of Cijin District, Kaohsiung. The reef is claimed by China, Vietnam and the Philippines. The reef lies 5 kilometres east of Taiping Island and 5 kilometres west of Sand Cay.
The reef has an exposed area of approximately 2,000 square metres during high tide, and 6,000 square metres during low tide. The reef has an accumulation of seashells, sand, coral reefs and debris which forms a circular coral reef plate surrounding the reef under the water, with a diameter of approximately 1.3 kilometres.