|Area||628.9 km2 (242.82 sq mi)|
|Highest point||Mt. Malulod|
|Population||64,802 (as of 2010)|
|Density||103.0 /km2 (266.8 /sq mi)|
The island itself is subdivided across three municipalities. The municipality of Polillo takes up the southern part of the island. The north-eastern part of the island is administered by the municipality of Burdeos, while the north-west 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 2010 Philippine Census, the island is home to 64,802 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.
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- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
- Sy, E., Afuang, L., Duya, M.R. & Diesmos, M. (2007). "Varanus olivaceus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- Wildlife and Conservation in the Polillo Islands
- GMA NEWS.TV, video, Born To Be Wild: Polilio Island - 01/10/2008
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