List of islands of the Philippines

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A map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao

This is a list of islands of the Philippines. The Philippine archipelago comprises 7,107 islands, of which only about 2,000 are inhabited.[1] They are clustered into the three major island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

The following list breaks the islands down further by region and smaller island group for easier reference.

Luzon[edit]

Babuyanes Islands[edit]

Bacuit Archipelago[edit]

Batanes[edit]

Bicol Region[edit]

Cagayan Valley[edit]

Calamianes Islands[edit]

Catanduanes[edit]

Central Luzon[edit]

Cuyo Archipelago[edit]

Ilocos Region[edit]

Manila Bay Islands[edit]

Marinduque[edit]

Masbate[edit]

Metro Manila[edit]

Mindoro[edit]

Palawan[edit]

Polillo Islands[edit]

Romblon[edit]

Southern Tagalog[edit]

Mindanao[edit]

Caraga[edit]

Central Mindanao[edit]

Davao Region[edit]

Dinagat Islands[edit]

Northern Mindanao[edit]

Siargao[edit]

Sulu Archipelago[edit]

Zamboanga Peninsula[edit]

Visayas[edit]

Biliran[edit]

Bohol[edit]

Cebu[edit]

Guimaras[edit]

Leyte[edit]

Negros Island[edit]

Panay[edit]

Samar[edit]

List of islands by size[edit]

List of Philippines islands by size. Note that there are discrepancies in the area size across various sources, which would change the rankings of some islands. The area cannot be taken as definitive.

Rank Name of island Area in km2 [3] Notes
1 Luzon 109965 15th largest island and 4th most populated island in the world.
2 Mindanao 97530 19th largest island in the world.
3 Negros 13074 Largest island of the Visayas
4 Samar 12849 Largest island entirely within one region
5 Palawan 12189 Largest island entirely within one province
6 Panay 12011
7 Mindoro 10572
8 Leyte 7368
9 Cebu 4468 Island province
10 Bohol 3821 Island province
11 Masbate 3268
12 Catanduanes 1523 Island province
13 Basilan 1265 Island province; largest island of the Sulu Archipelago
14 Marinduque 920 Island province
15 Busuanga 890 Largest of the Calamian Islands
16 Jolo 869 Part of the Sulu Archipelago
17 Tablas 844 [4]
18 Dinagat 769 Island province
19 Polillo 629
20 Tawi-Tawi 581 Island province; part of the Sulu Archipelago
21 Guimaras 560 Island province
22 Biliran 536 Island province
23 Sibuyan 465
24 Burias 417
25 Siargao 416
26 Culion 389 [5] Part of the Calamian Islands
27 Siquijor 334 Island province
28 Ticao 332
29 Dumaran 322
30 Balabac 319
31 Camiguin 255 Island province
32 Samal 254
33 Panaon 216
34 Olutanga 194
35 Alabat 193
36 Bucas Grande 128
37 Bugsuk 119
38 Bantayan 116
39 Sibutu 109
40 Homonhon 105
41 Poro 96 Part of Camotes Islands group
42 Patnanongan 92
43 Pangutaran 90

References[edit]

  1. ^ Magical Islands, Philippine Tourism, retrieved 2012
  2. ^ "Ten unusual islands for sale". Daily Telegraph. 
  3. ^ "Islands by Land Area". Island Directory Tables. United Nations Environment Programme. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province: Romblon". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Culion Island". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved April 7, 2011. 

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