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Ilin Island is a small island in the Philippines. Measuring 47 square kilometres (18 sq mi),[2] it is just south of Mindoro,[3] separated by the Ilin Strait and Mangarin Bay. To the west is the smaller Ambulong Island, across the Ambulong Strait.

Ilin Island
Natandol, Ilin Island, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro - panoramio.jpg
Ilin Island is located in Luzon
Ilin Island
Ilin Island
Location within the Philippines
Ilin Island is located in Philippines
Ilin Island
Ilin Island
Ilin Island (Philippines)
Coordinates12°13′N 121°05′E / 12.22°N 121.08°E / 12.22; 121.08Coordinates: 12°13′N 121°05′E / 12.22°N 121.08°E / 12.22; 121.08
Adjacent bodies of water
Area47 km2 (18 sq mi)
ProvinceOccidental Mindoro
MunicipalitySan Jose
Population12,017 (2015)[1]
Pop. density256 /km2 (663 /sq mi)

Politically, the island is part of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, and is divided into ten barangays, namely: Ansiray, Bankal (Bangkal), Buri, Catayungan, Ilin (Iling Proper), Inasakan, Ipil, Labangan Ilin, Natandol and Pawican.[4] As of the 2015 census, its population is 12,017 persons,[1] up from 10,296 in the 2010 census.[5]

The island is home to the Ilin Island Cloudrunner, an endangered species of cloud rat.[6]


  1. ^ a b Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  2. ^ Van Oosterzee, Penny (1997). Where Worlds Collide: The Wallace Line. Cornell University Press. p. 193. ISBN 9780801484971.
  3. ^ Survey, U.S. Coast and Geodetic; Christman, R.J. (1919). United States Coast Pilot, Philippine Islands. Its Serial. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 182.
  4. ^ "General Land Plan Use (2002-2010)". San Jose, Occidental Mindoro - Municipal Website.
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ John P. Rafferty, ed. (15 January 2011). Rats, Bats, and Xenarthrans. Britannica Educational Publishing in association with Rosen Educational Services. p. 26.