|Municipality of Agutaya|
Agutaya island, and small Oco island in the forefront
Map of Palawan with Agutaya highlighted
|Region||Mimaropa (Region IV-B)|
|Barangays||10 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Electorate||6,982 voters (2016)|
|• Total||37.31 km2 (14.41 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||340/km2 (870/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)48|
|Climate type||Tropical climate|
|Income class||5th municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||45,932,320.99 (2016)|
An island municipality, it is the eastern part of the Cuyo Archipelago in the Sulu Sea, and the municipality covers several islands, including its namesake Agutaya Island, which is the second largest island of the Cuyo archipelago, as well as Diit, Halog, Maracanao, Matarawis (also spelled Matarabis), Oco, and Quiniluban islands.
Agutaya Island is the second largest of the Cuyo group with an area of about 4.5 square miles (12 km2). The north-eastern part is hilly. Four peaks tower over the island. The middle and highest of the four peaks, 885 feet (270 m) high, is covered with cogon, the others being wooded.
Native sailboats used to be unable to sail to and from the nearby island of Cuyo (only 20 miles away), due to the strength of the monsoon, either the Northwest monsoon in wintertime, or the Southwest monsoon in summer.
Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) lists Agutaya as inactive.
The Municipality of Agutaya is politically subdivided into 10 barangays.
- Abagat (Poblacion)
- Bangcal (Poblacion)
- Cambian (Poblacion)
|Population census of Agutaya|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, the population of Agutaya was 12,545 people, with a density of 340 inhabitants per square kilometre or 880 inhabitants per square mile.
Agutaya is home to a specific language, called the Agutaynen language, spoken by 10,000 people overall. Today, half of its speakers live in Agutaya, while the rest live in other communities of Palawan. Tagalog and Cuyonon are also widely spoken.
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- List of islands of the Philippines
- List of volcanos in the Philippines
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