Alabat Island

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Alabat Island
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Location within Quezon province
Alabat Island is located in Philippines
Alabat Island
Alabat Island
Location within the Philippines
Geography
Location Lamon Bay
Coordinates 14°7′4″N 122°3′6″E / 14.11778°N 122.05167°E / 14.11778; 122.05167Coordinates: 14°7′4″N 122°3′6″E / 14.11778°N 122.05167°E / 14.11778; 122.05167
Adjacent bodies of water Philippine Sea
Area 192 km2 (74 sq mi)
Administration
Region CALABARZON
Province Quezon
Municipalities
Largest settlement Alabat (pop. 16,120)
Demographics
Population 41822

Alabat Island is an island of the Philippine archipelago, in the Quezon Province of the CALABARZON region, situated just off the east coast of Southern Luzon. The island has an area of 192 square kilometres (74 sq mi) and a population of 41,822.

Alabat Island comprises 3 municipalities, Perez in the northern tip, Alabat town proper in the center and Quezon in the south.

The island is located in the Lamon Bay and (33 km long)[clarification needed] has an extensive mangrove fringe along its southwest shore, with several hundred hectares of intertidal mudflats exposed at low tide. Large portions of the original mangrove forest have been degraded or completely destroyed for the construction of fish and shrimp ponds.[citation needed]

Alabat enjoys a humid tropical climate with no dry season, but a very pronounced period of maximum rainfall from November to January.

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