The Matsu Islands (simplified Chinese: 马祖列岛; traditional Chinese: 馬祖列島; pinyin: Mǎzǔ Lièdǎo) are a small group of islands in the Taiwan Strait. There are 19 islands.
They are governed as a county of the Republic of China (ROC), Lienchiang County (Chinese: 連江縣; pinyin: Liánjiāng Xiàn). This county is part of Fujian Province. It is the smallest county in the ROC.