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Islands of Philippines

Alabat     [869]
Group: Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 14.12º NLong: 122.05º E
Area: 192.5 sq. km   Altitude: 409 m   Shoreline: 85.4 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Babuyan     [1718]
Group: Babuyan Islands, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 19.50º NLong: 121.95º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
ISLAND TYPE:

Balabac     [771]
Group: Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 7.95º NLong: 117.50º E Region: Sulu Sea
Area: 318.8 sq. km   Altitude: 568 m   Shoreline: 109.8 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Bantayan     [866]
Group: Visayas, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 11.22º NLong: 123.74º E
Area: 116.4 sq. km   Altitude: ? m Shoreline: 53.1 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Basilan     [887]
Group: Archipelago: Sulu Archipelago
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 6.50º NLong: 122.00º E
Area: 1265.5 sq. km   Altitude: 1011 m   Shoreline: 169.8 km (scale 1:2000000)
ISLAND TYPE: volcanic

Batan     [1724]
Group: Batan Islands, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 20.42º NLong: 121.97º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
ISLAND TYPE:

Biliran     [880]
Group: Visayas, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 11.58º NLong: 124.47º E
Area: 501.2 sq. km   Altitude: 1340 m   Shoreline: 97.9 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE: active volcanic

Bohol     [889]
Group: Visayas, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines - Bohol: Pacific
Lat: 9.80º NLong: 124.20º E
Area: 3820.7 sq. km   Altitude: 865 m   Shoreline: 301.1 km (scale 1:2000000)
ISLAND TYPE: volcanic

Bucas Grande     [868]
Group: Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 9.66º NLong: 125.93º E
Area: 127.5 sq. km   Altitude: ? m Shoreline: 83.0 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Bugsuk     [867]
Group: Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 8.25º NLong: 117.30º E Region: Sulu Sea
Area: 118.6 sq. km   Altitude: ? m Shoreline: 50.2 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Burias     [878]
Group: Visayas, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 12.92º NLong: 123.18º E
Area: 417.4 sq. km   Altitude: 435 m   Shoreline: 196.4 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Busuanga     [1716]
Group: Calamian Group, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 12.09º NLong: 120.05º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
ISLAND TYPE:

Calayan     [1719]
Group: Babuyan Islands, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 19.33º NLong: 121.50º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
ISLAND TYPE:

Camiguin     [873]
Group: Visayas, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 9.18º NLong: 124.72º E Region: Bohol Sea
Area: 255.0 sq. km   Altitude: 1597 m   Shoreline: 65.2 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE: active volcanic

Camiguin     [1722]
Group: Babuyan Islands, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 18.92º NLong: 121.92º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
ISLAND TYPE: active volcano

Catanduanes     [888]
Group: Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 13.60º NLong: 124.20º E
Area: 1522.9 sq. km   Altitude: 815 m   Shoreline: 209.2 km (scale 1:2000000)
ISLAND TYPE: volcanic

Cebu     [890]
   Group: Visayas   Archipelago: Philippine Islands
   Country: Philippines - Cebu
Lat: 10.30º N   Long : 123.75º E
Area: 4467.5 sq. km   Altitude: 1097 m
Shoreline: 513.9 km (scale 1:2000000)   Coastal Index: 0.1150
Depth to nearest land: >201 m
Nearest island: 10 km   group: 30 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 1600 km    Isolation Index: 49
ISLAND TYPE: volcanic      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE: monsoon  tropical 
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones, earthquakes
   Threat Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Major Human Activities: sugar, coconuts,, logging
  Habitat:   Urban Pop: 450000  Urban Indicator: 0
  Accessibility: port, airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 52%   Human Threat Indicator: 2
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 598 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 1  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 118.9 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 2
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 24/10/90

Culion     [1715]
Group: Calamian Group, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 11.90º NLong: 119.96º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
ISLAND TYPE:

Dalupiri     [1720]
Group: Babuyan Islands, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 19.12º NLong: 121.23º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
ISLAND TYPE:

Didicas     [1723]
Group: Babuyan Islands, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 19.08º NLong: 122.18º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
ISLAND TYPE: active volcano

Dinagat     [884]
Group: Visayas, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 10.15º NLong: 125.62º E
Area: 769.2 sq. km   Altitude: 923 m   Shoreline: 283.6 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE: volcanic

Dumaran     [874]
Group: Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 10.55º NLong: 119.86º E Region: Sulu Sea
Area: 322.0 sq. km   Altitude: 190 m   Shoreline: 130.1 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Fuga     [1721]
Group: Babuyan Islands, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 18.90º NLong: 121.37º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
ISLAND TYPE:

Guimaras     [881]
Group: Visayas, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 10.57º NLong: 122.61º E
Area: 560.4 sq. km   Altitude: 267 m   Shoreline: 137.4 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE: volcanic

Homonhon     [864]
Group: Visayas, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 10.75º NLong: 125.74º E
Area: 105.2 sq. km   Altitude: 384 m   Shoreline: 57.5 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Itbayat     [1726] - including Diogo, Siayan, Mabudis, North
Group: Batan Islands, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 20.78º NLong: 121.87º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
ISLAND TYPE:

Jolo     [885]
Group: Archipelago: Sulu Archipelago
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 5.97º NLong: 121.17º E
Area: 868.5 sq. km   Altitude: 812 m   Shoreline: 182.7 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE: active volcanic

Leyte     [891]
   Group: Visayas   Archipelago: Philippine Islands
   Country: Philippines - Leyte
Lat: 10.80º N   Long : 125.00º E
Area: 7367.6 sq. km   Altitude: 1349 m
Shoreline: 656.9 km (scale 1:2000000)   Coastal Index: 0.0892
Depth to nearest land: >201 m
Nearest island: 1 km   group: 20 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 1500 km    Isolation Index: 44
ISLAND TYPE: active volcanic      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE: monsoon  tropical 
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions
   Threat Indicator: 3
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Major Human Activities: sugar, coconuts,, logging
  Accessibility: port, airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 52%   Human Threat Indicator: 2
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 598 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 2  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 420.0 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 2
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 3   Low
CI-Marine: 3   Low
Last updated: 24/10/90

Lubang     [1717]
Group: Lubang Islands, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 13.75º NLong: 120.17º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
ISLAND TYPE:

Luzon     [898]
   Group: Archipelago: Philippine Islands
   Country: Philippines - Luzon
Lat: 16.00º N   Long : 122.00º E
Area: 109964.9 sq. km   Altitude: 2934 m
  Island too large for adequate coverage in this directory
Shoreline: 3249.6 km (scale 1:8237000)   Coastal Index: 0.0296
Depth to nearest land: >201 m
Nearest island: 15 km   group: 375 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 600 km    Isolation Index: 48
ISLAND TYPE: active volcanic      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE: monsoon  tropical 
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions
   Threat Indicator: 3
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, capital Manila
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Major Human Activities: sugar, coconuts,, logging
  Habitat:   Urban Pop: 7000000  Urban Indicator: 0
  Accessibility: port, airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 52%   Human Threat Indicator: 2
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 598 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 2
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 3   Low
CI-Marine: 3   Low
Last updated: 12/02/89

Marinduque     [886]
Group: Visayas, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 13.42º NLong: 122.00º E
Area: 915.9 sq. km   Altitude: 1149 m   Shoreline: 159.4 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE: volcanic

Masbate     [1713]
Group: Visayas, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines - Masbate: Pacific
Lat: 12.18º NLong: 123.66º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
ISLAND TYPE:

Mindanao     [897]
   Group: Archipelago: Philippine Islands
   Country: Philippines - Mindanao
Lat: 7.50º N   Long : 125.00º E
Area: 97530.0 sq. km   Altitude: 2954 m
  Island too large for adequate coverage in this directory
Shoreline: 2907.0 km (scale 1:8237000)   Coastal Index: 0.0298
Depth to nearest land: >201 m
Nearest island: 25 km   group: 350 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 1500 km    Isolation Index: 62
ISLAND TYPE: active volcanic      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE: monsoon  tropical 
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions
   Threat Indicator: 3
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Major Human Activities: sugar, coconuts,, logging
  Habitat:   Urban Pop: 600000  Urban Indicator: 0
  Accessibility: port, airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 52%   Human Threat Indicator: 2
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 598 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 2
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 3   Low
CI-Marine: 3   Low
Last updated: 12/02/89

Mindoro     [892]
   Group: Visayas   Archipelago: Philippine Islands
   Country: Philippines - Mindoro
Lat: 12.90º N   Long : 121.10º E
Area: 10571.8 sq. km   Altitude: 2585 m
Shoreline: 618.8 km (scale 1:2000000)   Coastal Index: 0.0585
Depth to nearest land: >201 m
Nearest island: 15 km   group: 15 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 1150 km    Isolation Index: 42
ISLAND TYPE: active volcanic      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE: monsoon  tropical 
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions
   Threat Indicator: 3
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Major Human Activities: sugar, coconuts,, logging
  Accessibility: port, airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 52%   Human Threat Indicator: 2
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 598 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 2  Marine: 0
  Number: 2   Area: Terrestrial: 961.0 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 2
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 3   Low
CI-Marine: 3   Low
Last updated: 24/10/90

Negros     [896]
   Group: Visayas   Archipelago: Philippine Islands
   Country: Philippines - Negros
Lat: 10.00º N   Long : 123.00º E
Area: 13074.5 sq. km   Altitude: 2464 m
Shoreline: 644.9 km (scale 1:2000000)   Coastal Index: 0.0493
Depth to nearest land: >201 m
Nearest island: 5 km   group: 50 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 1450 km    Isolation Index: 47
ISLAND TYPE: active volcanic      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE: monsoon  tropical 
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions
   Threat Indicator: 3
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Major Human Activities: sugar, coconuts,, logging
  Accessibility: port, airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 52%   Human Threat Indicator: 2
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 598 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 1  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 245.6 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 2
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 3   Low
CI-Marine: 3   Low
Last updated: 24/10/90

Olutanga     [870]
Group: Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 7.38º NLong: 122.88º E Region: Celebes Sea
Area: 194.1 sq. km   Altitude: ? m Shoreline: 89.8 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Pacijan     [1232]
Group: Camotes Islands, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 10.64º NLong: 124.33º E
Area: 61.4 sq. km   Altitude: ? m Shoreline: 300.5 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Palawan     [894]
   Group: Archipelago: Philippines
   Country: Philippines - Palawan
Lat: 10.00º N   Long : 118.70º E
Area: 12188.6 sq. km   Altitude: 2085 m
Shoreline: 1354.1 km (scale 1:2000000)   Coastal Index: 0.1111
Depth to nearest land: <200 m
Nearest island: 150 km   group: 150 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 950 km    Isolation Index: 55
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE: monsoon  tropical 
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones, earthquakes
   Threat Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Major Human Activities: logging, fishing, coconuts
  Accessibility: port, airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 52%   Human Threat Indicator: 2
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 598 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
Conservation support: government support
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 0  Marine: 0
  Number: 2   Area: Terrestrial: 35.9 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 2
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 24/10/90

Panaon     [871]
Group: Visayas, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 10.04º NLong: 125.22º E
Area: 216.2 sq. km   Altitude: 845 m   Shoreline: 79.8 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE: volcanic

Panay     [893]
Group: Visayas, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines - Panay: Pacific
Lat: 11.10º NLong: 122.60º E
Area: 12011.1 sq. km   Altitude: 2049 m   Shoreline: 679.3 km (scale 1:2000000)
ISLAND TYPE: volcanic

Pangutaran     [1233]
Group: Pangutaran Group, Archipelago: Sulu Archipelago
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 7.68º NLong: 120.55º E
Area: 90.4 sq. km   Altitude: ? m Shoreline: 54.1 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Patnanongan     [1234]
Group: Polillo Islands, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 14.80º NLong: 122.20º E
Area: 91.8 sq. km   Altitude: 119 m   Shoreline: 62.7 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Polillo     [883]
Group: Polillo Islands, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 14.85º NLong: 121.95º E
Area: 628.9 sq. km   Altitude: 327 m   Shoreline: 194.2 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Sabtang     [1725] - including Ibuhos
Group: Batan Islands, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 20.33º NLong: 121.87º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
ISLAND TYPE:

Samal     [872]
Group: Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 7.08º NLong: 125.75º E
Area: 253.7 sq. km   Altitude: 532 m   Shoreline: 83.0 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Samar     [895]
Group: Visayas, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines - Samar: Pacific
Lat: 11.90º NLong: 125.30º E
Area: 12849.4 sq. km   Altitude: 850 m   Shoreline: 800.6 km (scale 1:2000000)
ISLAND TYPE: volcanic

Siargao     [877]
Group: Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 9.90º NLong: 126.05º E
Area: 416.1 sq. km   Altitude: 269 m   Shoreline: 122.4 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Sibutu     [865]
Group: Archipelago: Sulu Archipelago
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 4.80º NLong: 119.45º E Region: Celebes Sea
Area: 109.4 sq. km   Altitude: 131 m   Shoreline: 68.5 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Sibuyan     [879]
Group: Visayas, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 12.50º NLong: 122.60º E
Area: 465.0 sq. km   Altitude: 2057 m   Shoreline: 88.5 km (scale 1:2000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Siquijor     [876]
Group: Visayas, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 9.21º NLong: 123.60º E
Area: 333.8 sq. km   Altitude: 605 m   Shoreline: 90.3 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Tablas     [1714]
Group: Visayas, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 12.36º NLong: 122.05º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
ISLAND TYPE:

Tawitawi     [882]
Group: Tawitawi Group, Archipelago: Sulu Archipelago
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 5.20º NLong: 120.00º E
Area: 580.5 sq. km   Altitude: 549 m   Shoreline: 152.2 km (scale 1:2000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Ticao     [875]
Group: Visayas, Archipelago: Philippine Islands
Country: Philippines: Pacific
Lat: 12.53º NLong: 123.70º E
Area: 332.0 sq. km   Altitude: 381 m   Shoreline: 118.7 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

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