List of islands in the Greater Manila Area

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This is a list of islands in the Greater Manila Area in the Philippines.

The island of Corregidor at the entrance to Manila Bay

There are several small islands located within the Manila metropolitan area, particularly along the coast of Manila Bay, both natural and artificial. Many of these islands were formed by the Pasig River delta and consist of sand and mudflats. Artificial islands have been built particularly in Tondo's North Port area, the Navotas fish port area, and the Las PiñasParañaque reclamation area.

Historically, the City of Manila consisted of small islands formed by rivulets known as esteros.[1] They include Binondo, formed by the Estero de Binondo and Estero de la Reina, and San Miguel, formed by the Estero de San Miguel and Estero de Sampaloc. The walled district of Intramuros was itself an island surrounded by moats during the Spanish colonial period. Many of these waterways have been filled over the years as a result of urbanization.

Near the entrance to the Manila Bay is a group of islands, the largest of which is Corregidor. Although administered as part of the province of Cavite, these islands are linked historically to Manila serving as part of the city's defense system through much of the Spanish and American colonial eras.

List of islandsEdit

Metro ManilaEdit

 
Dampalit, an island barangay in Malabon
 
The Navotas Fish Port Complex, an artificial island north of the Manila North Harbor

City of Manila

  • Engineer's Island
    • A 25-30-hectare artificial island which contains the Baseco urban poor community separated from the Manila South Harbor by a narrow channel at the mouth of the Pasig River.[2]
  • Isla de Balut
    • An artificial island in the Manila North Harbor in Tondo bounded on the north by Estero de Sunog Apog (Estero de Marela), on the south and east by Estero de Vitas, and the Manila Bay on the west.
  • Isla de Convalecencia
    • The only island dividing the Pasig River in the City of Manila located in the district of San Miguel.
  • Isla de Provisor
    • A small island in northwestern Paco district surrounded by Estero de Provisor, Estero del Tanque and the Pasig River.

Malabon - Navotas

  • Isla Pulo
    • An island sitio north of the Navotas main island.
  • Dampalit Island
    • An island barangay and one of six islands which originally comprised the city of Malabon, separated from the mainland on the east by the Muzon River, the Batasan River on the north and from Navotas on the west by the Dampalit River.[3]
  • Malabon Island
    • The Malabon city proper is situated on one of the six islands which originally comprised the city of Malabon.[3] It is bounded on the north by Dampalit River, on the east and south by Tullahan River and on the west by the Navotas and Tanza rivers which separate it from Navotas.
  • Maysilo Island
    • An island barangay and one of six islands in the mangrove swamps north of Manila which originally comprised the city of Malabon.[3]
  • Navotas Fish Port Complex
    • An artificial island immediately to the north of Isla de Balut, separated from the main island of Navotas on the north by the Bangkulasi Channel and Tullahan River, on the east from Caloocan by the Navotas River, and on the south by Estero de Sunog Apog (Estero de Marela).
  • Navotas Island
    • The Navotas city proper is situated on an elongated island separated from Malabon by the Malabon-Navotas River.[4]
  • Tanza Island
    • An island barangay in Navotas surrounded by the Tangos River, Batasan River and Tanza River.

Las Piñas - Parañaque

  • Long Island
    • One of three artificial islands that form the Las Piñas–Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area.
  • Freedom Island
    • One of three artificial islands that form the Las PiñasParañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area.

Manila Bay IslandsEdit

Central LuzonEdit

 
The island barangay of Salambao in Obando, Bulacan just north of Isla Pulo, Navotas
 
The island barangay of San Esteban on the Manila Bay coast of Pampanga in Macabebe

CalabarzonEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Physiognomy". City of Manila Tourism. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Baseco and its Proclamation" (PDF). Ombudsman of the Philippines. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b c McLennan, Marshall S. (1980). The Central Luzon Plain: Land and Society on the Inland Frontier. Alemar-Phoenix Publishing House. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  4. ^ "City Ecological Profile" (PDF). Navotas City Government. Retrieved 18 July 2015.[permanent dead link]