Batorampon Point

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Coordinates: 7°6′32.5″N 121°53′51.8″E / 7.109028°N 121.897722°E / 7.109028; 121.897722
Batorampon Point
Batalampon Point
Point
Country  Philippines
Region IX
District Labuan
Municipality Zamboanga City
Coordinates 7°6′32.5″N 121°53′51.8″E / 7.109028°N 121.897722°E / 7.109028; 121.897722
Highest point
 - elevation 300 ft (91 m)
Batorampon Point
Elevation 1,335 m (4,380 ft)
Location
Location Zamboanga City, Philippines
Range Zamboanga Cordillera, Mindanao Island
Coordinates 7°4′25″N 122°1′23.3″E / 7.07361°N 122.023139°E / 7.07361; 122.023139

Batorampon Point is the westernmost point of the island of Mindanao (7°6′32.5″N 121°53′51.8″E / 7.109028°N 121.897722°E / 7.109028; 121.897722) in the Philippines and has been named so since the mid-19th century.[1][2][3] The rocky cliff, located within the limits of the City of Zamboanga, was previously known as Batalampon Point, becoming Batorampon Point in the 1940s.[4][5] The point is located just north of Labuan, about 35 kilometres (22 mi) from downtown Zamboanga City.

Batorampon Point is also the alleged name[6] of the highest elevation in Zamboanga City located in 7°4′25″N 122°1′23.3″E / 7.07361°N 122.023139°E / 7.07361; 122.023139. The peak was not named in the 1940s topography map of the region by the U.S. Army's topographic engineering agency, the Army Map Service.[4] When it was named Batorampon Point is not known.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowring, Sir John (1859). "A Visit to the Philippines", pg. 417. Smith, Elder & Co., London.
  2. ^ U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (1906) "Philippine Island Sailing Directions", pg. 23. Manila Bureau of Printing.
  3. ^ "Batorampon Point". Traveling luck. Retrieved on 2011-10-01.
  4. ^ a b U.S. Army Map Service, Corps of Engineers "Kabasalan - Zamboanga City Map". University of Texas in Austin Library. Retrieved on 2011-10-01.
  5. ^ Great Britain Hydrographic Department (1902). "Eastern Archipelago, Part 1: Eastern part". pg. 324.
  6. ^ "Bodies of water surrounding Zamboanga City" Zamboanga.com.