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List of islands of the Philippines

A map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao.

This is a list of islands of the Philippines. The Philippine archipelago comprises 7,107 islands, of which only about 2,000 are inhabited.[1] They are clustered into the three major island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

The following list breaks the islands down further by region and smaller island group for easier reference.

Contents

  • Luzon 1
    • Babuyanes Islands 1.1
    • Bacuit Archipelago 1.2
    • Batanes 1.3
    • Bicol Region 1.4
    • Cagayan Valley 1.5
    • Calamianes Islands 1.6
    • Catanduanes 1.7
    • Central Luzon 1.8
    • Cuyo Archipelago 1.9
    • Ilocos Region 1.10
    • Manila Bay Islands 1.11
    • Marinduque 1.12
    • Masbate 1.13
    • Metro Manila 1.14
    • Mindoro 1.15
    • Palawan 1.16
    • Polillo Islands 1.17
    • Romblon 1.18
    • Southern Tagalog 1.19
  • Mindanao 2
    • Caraga 2.1
    • Central Mindanao 2.2
    • Davao Region 2.3
    • Dinagat Islands 2.4
    • Northern Mindanao 2.5
    • Siargao 2.6
    • Sulu Archipelago 2.7
    • Zamboanga Peninsula 2.8
  • Visayas 3
    • Biliran 3.1
    • Bohol 3.2
    • Cebu 3.3
    • Guimaras 3.4
    • Leyte 3.5
    • Negros Island 3.6
    • Panay 3.7
    • Samar 3.8
  • List of islands by size 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6

Luzon

Babuyanes Islands

Bacuit Archipelago

Batanes

Bicol Region

Cagayan Valley

Calamianes Islands

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Catanduanes

Central Luzon

Cuyo Archipelago

Ilocos Region

Manila Bay Islands

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Marinduque

Masbate

Metro Manila

Mindoro

Palawan

Polillo Islands

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Romblon

Southern Tagalog

Mindanao

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Caraga

Central Mindanao

Davao Region

Dinagat Islands

Northern Mindanao

Siargao

Sulu Archipelago

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Zamboanga Peninsula

Visayas

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Biliran

Bohol

Cebu

  • Biyagayag Islands (Daku and Diot)
  • Botique Island (or Botigues, Batquis)
  • Botong Island
  • Doong Island
  • Hilutungan Island (or Hilotongan, Lutungan)
  • Hilantagaan Island (or Jicantangan, Cabalauan)
  • Lipayran Island
  • Moambuc Island (or Maamboc, Moamboc, Kangka Abong, Cangcabong)
  • Mambacayao Island (or Mambacayao Daku)
  • Panitugan Island (or Banitugan)
  • Patao Island (or Polopolo)
  • Panangatang Island (or Pintagan)
  • Sagasay Islands (or Sagasa, Tagasa)
  • Silagon Island
  • Hilantagaan Diot (or Silion, Pulo Diyot (little island))
  • Yao Islet (or Mambacayao Diot)

Guimaras

Leyte

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Negros Island

Panay

Samar

List of islands by size

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List of Philippines islands by size. Note that there are discrepancies in the area size across various sources, which would change the rankings of some islands. The area cannot be taken as definitive.

Rank Name of island Area in km2 [3] Notes
1 Luzon 109,965 15th largest island and 4th most populated island in the world.
2 Mindanao 97,530 19th largest island in the world.
3 Negros 13,074 Largest island entirely within one region

[4]

4 Samar 12,849
5 Palawan 12,189 Largest island entirely within one province
6 Panay 12,011
7 Mindoro 10,572
8 Leyte 7,368
9 Cebu 4,468 Island province
10 Bohol 3,821 Island province
11 Masbate 3,268
12 Catanduanes 1,523 Island province
13 Basilan 1,265 Island province; largest island of the Sulu Archipelago
14 Marinduque 920 Island province
15 Busuanga 890 Largest of the Calamian Islands
16 Jolo 869 Part of the Sulu Archipelago
17 Tablas 844 [5]
18 Dinagat 769 Island province
19 Polillo 629
20 Tawitawi 581 Island province; part of the Sulu Archipelago
21 Guimaras 560 Island province
22 Biliran 536 Island province
23 Sibuyan 465
24 Burias 417
25 Siargao 416
26 Culion 389 [6] Part of the Calamian Islands
27 Siquijor 334 Island province
28 Ticao 332
29 Dumaran 322
30 Balabac 319
31 Camiguin 255 Island province
32 Samal 254
33 Panaon 216
34 Olutanga 194
35 Alabat 193
36 Bucas Grande 128
37 Bugsuk 119
38 Bantayan 116
39 Sibutu 109
40 Homonhon 105
41 Poro 96 Part of Camotes Islands group
42 Patnanongan 92
43 Pangutaran 90

See also

References

  1. ^ Magical Islands, Philippine Tourism, retrieved 2012
  2. ^
  3. ^
  4. ^ http://www.rappler.com/nation/95377-aquino-creates-negros-island-region
  5. ^
  6. ^
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