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Polillo Islands


Polillo Islands

Location Philippine islands

14°50′N 121°57′E / 14.833°N 121.950°E / 14.833; 121.950

Archipelago Philippine archipelago
Area 615.3 km2 (237.57 sq mi)
Highest point Mt. Malulod
Province Quezon Province
Population 63,448 (as of 2007)
Density 103.11 /km2 (267.05 /sq mi)

Polillo is an island in the Northeastern region of the Philippine archipelago. It is separated from Luzon Island by the Polillo Strait.

The island itself is subdivided across three municipalities. The municipality of Polillo takes up the Southern part of the island. The Eastern partition of the island is administered by the municipality of Burdeos, while the North is within the jurisdiction of the municipality of Panukulan. The island is also home to one of the rarest reptiles on the planet, the Butaan lizard, a highly endangered relative of the Komodo Dragon.

As of the 2007 Philippine Census, the island is home to 63,448 individuals.

In the mid-16th century, Spaniards came to the island and there they built a chapel. They took charge of the management of the island and many changes and development they brought there upon their times.

See also


External links

  • Philippine Standard Geographic Code
  • Philippine Census Information
  • Wildlife and Conservation in the Polillo Islands
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  • GMA NEWS.TV, video, Born To Be Wild: Polilio Island - 01/10/2008

Coordinates: 14°50′N 121°57′E / 14.833°N 121.950°E / 14.833; 121.950

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