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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 about 7,641[1] islands,[2] of which only about 2,000 are inhabited.[3] They are clustered into the three major island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

More than 5,000 islands of the archipelago are yet to be named.[2]

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

Contents

LuzonEdit

Babuyan Group of IslandsEdit

Bacuit Group of IslandsEdit

 
Boats at Cadlao Island

Batanes Group of IslandsEdit

 
White sand beach at Sabtang island

Bicol RegionEdit

 
A view from Tinaga beach in Tinaga at sunset
 
Cauit Island overlooking from Cagsao, Calabanga, Camarines Sur

Cagayan ValleyEdit

Calamianes IslandsEdit

CatanduanesEdit

Central LuzonEdit

Cuyo ArchipelagoEdit

 
Manamoc Island as seen from the north
 
The main beach on the southern shore of Pamalican

Ilocos RegionEdit

Manila Bay IslandsEdit

 
A 1941 map of Corregidor Island

MarinduqueEdit

MasbateEdit

Metro ManilaEdit

 
A view of the southern side of Isla de Convalecencia from the Ayala Bridge over the Pasig River

MindoroEdit

PalawanEdit

 
Cape Melville Lighthouse on the southern point of Balabac Island, circa 1892
 
A view from Amboyna Cay, an island of the Spratly Islands group in the South China Sea

Polillo IslandsEdit

 
An aerial view of Polillo Island

RomblonEdit

 
An aerial view of Sibuyan Island

Southern TagalogEdit

MindanaoEdit

CaragaEdit

Central MindanaoEdit

Davao RegionEdit

Dinagat IslandsEdit

Northern MindanaoEdit

SiargaoEdit

Sulu ArchipelagoEdit

 
Panguan Island, The last island of the Sulu Archipelago nearest the Philippine-Malaysian border
 
Mardanas Island, officially known as Siluag
 
Panampangan Island, The island with the longest sandbar in the Philippines

Zamboanga PeninsulaEdit

VisayasEdit

BiliranEdit

BoholEdit

CebuEdit

 
An aerial view of Gato Island
  • 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)
Former islands

GuimarasEdit

LeyteEdit

Negros IslandEdit

PanayEdit

SamarEdit

List of islands by sizeEdit

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.

# [A] Name
of island
Area[5] Coordinates Notes
1 Luzon 109,965 km2
(42,458 sq mi)
15°59′59″N 121°00′00″E / 15.9996°N 121.0000°E / 15.9996; 121.0000 (Luzon) 15th largest island and 4th most populated island in the world
2 Mindanao 97,530 km2
(37,657 sq mi)
7°41′42″N 124°15′04″E / 7.695°N 124.251°E / 7.695; 124.251 (Mindanao) 19th largest island in the world
3 Samar 13,429 km2
(5,185 sq mi)
11°48′00″N 125°00′43″E / 11.800°N 125.012°E / 11.800; 125.012 (Samar) [6] Largest island entirely within one region
4 Negros 13,310 km2
(5,139 sq mi)
10°01′34″N 122°58′01″E / 10.026°N 122.967°E / 10.026; 122.967 (Negros) [6]
5 Palawan 12,189 km2
(4,706 sq mi)
9°30′00″N 118°30′00″E / 9.5001°N 118.5000°E / 9.5001; 118.5000 (Palawan) Largest island entirely within one province
6 Panay 12,011 km2
(4,637 sq mi)
11°10′26″N 122°30′14″E / 11.174°N 122.504°E / 11.174; 122.504 (Panay)
7 Mindoro 10,572 km2
(4,082 sq mi)
12°52′15″N 120°55′40″E / 12.8707°N 120.9279°E / 12.8707; 120.9279 (Mindoro)
8 Leyte 7,368 km2
(2,845 sq mi)
10°50′01″N 124°50′00″E / 10.8335°N 124.8333°E / 10.8335; 124.8333 (Leyte)
9 Cebu 4,468 km2
(1,725 sq mi)
10°19′42″N 123°48′22″E / 10.3284°N 123.8060°E / 10.3284; 123.8060 (Cebu) Island province
10 Bohol 3,821 km2
(1,475 sq mi)
9°50′41″N 124°12′49″E / 9.8447°N 124.2135°E / 9.8447; 124.2135 (Bohol) Island province
11 Masbate 3,268 km2
(1,262 sq mi)
12°15′01″N 123°30′00″E / 12.2502°N 123.5000°E / 12.2502; 123.5000 (Masbate) Island province
12 Catanduanes 1,523 km2
(588 sq mi)
13°48′31″N 124°13′24″E / 13.8086°N 124.2233°E / 13.8086; 124.2233 (Catanduanes) Island province
13 Basilan 1,265 km2
(488 sq mi)
6°35′28″N 121°59′19″E / 6.5911°N 121.9885°E / 6.5911; 121.9885 (Basilan) Island province; largest island of the Sulu Archipelago
14 Marinduque 920 km2
(355 sq mi)
13°23′06″N 121°58′52″E / 13.3850°N 121.9811°E / 13.3850; 121.9811 (Marinduque) Island province
15 Busuanga 890 km2
(344 sq mi)
12°08′42″N 120°05′41″E / 12.1451°N 120.0948°E / 12.1451; 120.0948 (Busuanga) Largest of the Calamian Islands
16 Jolo 869 km2
(336 sq mi)
5°58′24″N 121°09′00″E / 5.9732°N 121.1501°E / 5.9732; 121.1501 (Jolo) Part of the Sulu Archipelago
17 Tablas 844 km2
(326 sq mi)
12°24′20″N 122°03′51″E / 12.4055°N 122.0642°E / 12.4055; 122.0642 (Tablas) [7]
18 Dinagat 769 km2
(297 sq mi)
10°13′30″N 125°35′41″E / 10.2249°N 125.5947°E / 10.2249; 125.5947 (Dinagat) Island province
19 Polillo 629 km2
(243 sq mi)
14°50′34″N 121°55′45″E / 14.8428°N 121.9293°E / 14.8428; 121.9293 (Polillo)
20 Tawitawi 581 km2
(224 sq mi)
5°11′52″N 120°02′00″E / 5.1979°N 120.0333°E / 5.1979; 120.0333 (Tawitawi) Island province; part of the Sulu Archipelago
21 Guimaras 560 km2
(216 sq mi)
10°34′47″N 122°36′03″E / 10.5797°N 122.6007°E / 10.5797; 122.6007 (Guimaras) Island province
22 Biliran 536 km2
(207 sq mi)
11°35′01″N 124°28′00″E / 11.5835°N 124.4667°E / 11.5835; 124.4667 (Biliran) Island province
23 Sibuyan 465 km2
(180 sq mi)
12°23′10″N 122°33′40″E / 12.3862°N 122.5612°E / 12.3862; 122.5612 (Sibuyan)
24 Burias 417 km2
(161 sq mi)
12°52′54″N 123°12′28″E / 12.8816°N 123.2078°E / 12.8816; 123.2078 (Burias)
25 Siargao 416 km2
(161 sq mi)
9°54′19″N 126°04′00″E / 9.9052°N 126.0667°E / 9.9052; 126.0667 (Siargao)
26 Culion 389 km2
(150 sq mi)
11°49′09″N 119°57′38″E / 11.8192°N 119.9606°E / 11.8192; 119.9606 (Culion) [8] Part of the Calamian Islands
27 Siquijor 334 km2
(129 sq mi)
9°11′51″N 123°35′47″E / 9.1976°N 123.5964°E / 9.1976; 123.5964 (Siquijor) Island province
28 Ticao 332 km2
(128 sq mi)
12°30′58″N 123°41′41″E / 12.5162°N 123.6947°E / 12.5162; 123.6947 (Ticao)
29 Dumaran 322 km2
(124 sq mi)
10°32′50″N 119°52′23″E / 10.5471°N 119.8730°E / 10.5471; 119.8730 (Dumaran)
30 Balabac 319 km2
(123 sq mi)
7°56′32″N 117°00′30″E / 7.9421°N 117.0083°E / 7.9421; 117.0083 (Balabac)
31 Camiguin 255 km2
(98 sq mi)
9°10′26″N 124°42′34″E / 9.1740°N 124.7094°E / 9.1740; 124.7094 (Camiguin) Island province
32 Samal 254 km2
(98 sq mi)
7°02′52″N 125°44′39″E / 7.0479°N 125.7442°E / 7.0479; 125.7442 (Samal)
33 Panaon 216 km2
(83 sq mi)
10°03′05″N 125°12′45″E / 10.0513°N 125.2125°E / 10.0513; 125.2125 (Panaon)
34 Calayan 196 km2
(76 sq mi)
19°16′N 121°29′E / 19.27°N 121.48°E / 19.27; 121.48 (Calayan) [9] Largest of the Babuyan Islands
35 Olutanga 194 km2
(75 sq mi)
7°22′00″N 122°52′54″E / 7.3667°N 122.8817°E / 7.3667; 122.8817 (Olutanga)
36 Alabat 193 km2
(75 sq mi)
14°07′06″N 122°03′05″E / 14.1184°N 122.0515°E / 14.1184; 122.0515 (Alabat)
37 Camiguin 166 km2
(64 sq mi)
18°50′00″N 121°51′36″E / 18.8333°N 121.86°E / 18.8333; 121.86 (Camiguin) [9] Part of the Babuyan Islands
38 Bucas Grande 128 km2
(49 sq mi)
9°40′26″N 125°56′55″E / 9.6738°N 125.9486°E / 9.6738; 125.9486 (Bucas Grande)
39 Lubang 125 km2
(48 sq mi)
13°46′03″N 120°11′10″E / 13.7675°N 120.186111°E / 13.7675; 120.186111 (Lubang)
40 Bugsuk 119 km2
(46 sq mi)
8°15′15″N 117°18′29″E / 8.2542°N 117.3081°E / 8.2542; 117.3081 (Bugsuk)
Bantayan 116 km2
(45 sq mi)
11°13′07″N 123°44′55″E / 11.2187°N 123.7487°E / 11.2187; 123.7487 (Bantayan)
Sibutu 109 km2
(42 sq mi)
4°46′40″N 119°28′35″E / 4.7779°N 119.4764°E / 4.7779; 119.4764 (Sibutu)
Homonhon 105 km2
(41 sq mi)
10°45′21″N 125°44′21″E / 10.7558°N 125.7393°E / 10.7558; 125.7393 (Homonhon)
Babuyan Claro 100 km2
(39 sq mi)
19°31′20″N 121°57′13″E / 19.5222°N 121.9536°E / 19.5222; 121.9536 (Camiguin) [9] Part of the Babuyan Islands
Poro 96 km2
(37 sq mi)
10°40′20″N 124°27′22″E / 10.6721°N 124.4560°E / 10.6721; 124.4560 (Poro) Part of Camotes Islands group
Patnanongan 92 km2
(36 sq mi)
14°47′01″N 122°10′40″E / 14.7835°N 122.1779°E / 14.7835; 122.1779 (Patnanongan)
Panglao 91.12 km2
(35 sq mi)
9°36′N 123°49′E / 9.6°N 123.82°E / 9.6; 123.82 (Pangutaran) [10]
Pangutaran 90 km2
(35 sq mi)
6°16′41″N 120°32′52″E / 6.2780°N 120.5477°E / 6.2780; 120.5477 (Pangutaran)
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A. ^ Rankings only provided for the 40 largest islands. The list is incomplete, missing many smaller islands with unknown or unreliable areas, making the rankings for smaller islands misleading.

MapEdit

Major islands of the Philippines (clickable map)

Pilas IslandSibutu IslandManok Mangkaw IslandSimunul IslandTawitawi IslandSiasi IslandLugus IslandTapul IslandKamawi IslandPangutaran IslandJolo IslandTongkil IslandBasilan IslandOlutanga IslandBalut IslandSamal IslandMindanaoCagayan de Sulu IslandBalabac IslandRamos IslandMantangule IslandPandanan IslandBugsuk IslandPalawan IslandDumaran IslandMaytiguid IslandBatas IslandLinapacan IslandCulion IslandCoron IslandBusuangaBucas GrandeSiargaoDinagat IslandCamiguinSiquijorCuyo IslandPanayGuimarasNegros IslandBantayan IslandPanglao IslandCebuBoholLapinig IslandPacijan IslandPoro IslandPanaon IslandLeyteHomonhonBiliranDaram IslandSamar IslandTagapul-an IslandCapul IslandMasbate IslandSibay IslandSemimara IslandIlin IslandMindoroLubang IslandMaricaban IslandVerde IslandMarinduqueMaestro de CampoTablas IslandRomblon IslandSibuyan IslandBurias IslandTicao IslandRapu-Rapu IslandBatan IslandCagraray IslandSan Miguel IslandCatanduanesQuinalasag IslandAlabat IslandJomalig IslandPatnanungan IslandPolillo IslandCabarruyan IslandLuzonLuzonLuzonCamiguin Island (Cagayan)Fuga IslandDalupiri IslandCalayan IslandBabuyan IslandSabtangBatan IslandItbayat 

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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