The Quiniluban island group, in the extreme north of the Cuyo Archipelago.
The Quiniluban group (in red), in the Cuyo Archipelago.
|Archipelago||Quiniluban Island group|
|Highest elevation||110 ft (34 m)|
The Quiniluban are a group of islands in Palawan Province, the Philippines, between the islands of Palawan and Panay in the Sulu Sea. The group, the northernmost of the Cuyo Archipelago, consists of several islands and rocks on a circular reef about 6 miles in diameter. They are of limestone formation, have no permanent streams, and very little wood, but are covered with tall grass. They are sparsely inhabited, and there is some cultivation on the larger islands but they are of no commercial importance.
The small island of Halog is located 2 miles to the east of the Quinibulan group. The channel separating these islands is 2 miles wide and free from danger, though there are several banks in it with depths of from 6 to 9 fathoms.
Quinibulan island, the largest of the Quinibulan group is located to the northeast of the group, and has a maximum height of 1010 feet (308 meters). Other islands include Algeciras, Cambuag, Conception, and Silad.
Vegetation consists in a few trees and tall grass.
- United States coast pilot: Philippine islands: Vol.2 Reuben Jacob Christman, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey - 1930 p.26
- Eastern Archipelago pilot: Comprising the Philippine Islands (with the exception of the western coasts of Luzon and Palawan), Sulu Sea, Sulu Archipelago, and the north-east coast of Borneo, vol 1 Great Britain. Hydrographic Dept p.65