Balabac is a second class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines, off the southern end of Palawan Island. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 35,758 people.
The municipality consists of some 30 islands, the largest of which are Balabac (07°57′N 117°01′E / 7.950°N 117.017°E), Bancalan (08°15′N 117°06′E / 8.250°N 117.100°E), Bugsuk (08°15′N 117°18′E / 8.250°N 117.300°E), Mantangule (08°10′N 117°10′E / 8.167°N 117.167°E), Pandanan (08°17′N 117°13′E / 8.283°N 117.217°E), and Ramos (08°06′N 117°02′E / 8.100°N 117.033°E). The islands are notable for its uncommon indigenous plant and animal species, such as the nocturnal Philippine mouse-deer (or Pilandok).
Balabac was converted from a municipal district to a full-pledged municipality in 1957.
Balabac is politically subdivided into 20 barangays:
- Bugsuk (New Cagayancillo)
- Malaking Ilog
- Poblacion I
- Poblacion II
- Poblacion III
- Poblacion IV
- Poblacion V
- Poblacion VI
|Population census of Balabac
|Source: National Statistics Office