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The Babuyan Islands (/bɑːbuˈjɑːn/ / bah-bə-YAHN) is roughly a circular archipelago located in the Luzon Strait, north of Luzon Island in the Philippines. It is separated from Luzon by the Babuyan Channel and from the Batanes Islands to its north by the Balintang Channel.
The Babuyan Islands consist of five major islands - Babuyan Island, Calayan, Camiguin, Dalupiri, and Fuga Islands - and their adjoining islets. Note that another Camiguin Island is located in Southern Philippines, off the coast of Mindanao. Another Dalupiri Island is also located and part of Northern Samar in the Visayan Region of the Philippines.
The eastern islands of the archipelago are part of the Luzon Volcanic Arc. Three volcanoes from two of the islands have erupted in historical times - Camiguin de Babuyanes on Camiguin Island, Babuyan Claro and Smith Volcano on Babuyan Island. Another small volcanic island located just 22 km (14 mi) NE of Camiguin Island, Didicas Volcano on Didicas Island, became a permanent island only during the activity of 1952.
The following are the islands of Babuyan and their adjoining islets and rocks:
- Babuyan Claro
- Pan de Azucar Island
- Panuitan Island
- Wyllie Rocks
- Guinapac Rocks
- Pamoctan Island
- Pinon Island
- Dalupiri Island
- Irao Islet
- Didicas Island
- Fuga Island
- Barit Island
- Mabag Island
The Babuyan Islands are part of the Philippine province of Cagayan. Four of the islands - Babuyan Claro, Calayan, Camiguin and Dalupiri - belong to the municipality of Calayan. Fuga Island is one of the barangays of Aparri.
- "Camiguin de Babuyanes". Global Volcanism Program. Retrieved on 2013-04-01.
- "Babuyan Claro". Global Volcanism Program. Retrieved on 2013-04-01.
- "Didicas". Global Volcanism Program. Retrieved on 2013-04-01.
- U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (1919). "United States Coast Pilot, Philippine Islands, Part 1", pp. 41-44. Government Printing Office, Washington.
- "Calayan". Official Website of the Provincial Government of Cagayan. Retrieved on 2013-04-01.
- "Aparri". Official Website of the Provincial Government of Cagayan. Retrieved on 2013-04-01.