Busuanga Island

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Busuanga Island
Calamian Group locator map.PNG
Map showing the Calamian Group (in red) and Busuanga Island (in maroon)
Busuanga Island is located in Palawan
Busuanga Island
Busuanga Island
Location within the Palawan
Geography
LocationMindoro Strait
Coordinates12°8′42″N 120°5′41″E / 12.14500°N 120.09472°E / 12.14500; 120.09472Coordinates: 12°8′42″N 120°5′41″E / 12.14500°N 120.09472°E / 12.14500; 120.09472
ArchipelagoCalamianes
Adjacent bodies of water
Area890 km2 (340 sq mi)
Highest elevation600 m (2,000 ft)
Highest pointMount Darala
Administration
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvincePalawan
Demographics
Population73,849 (as of 2015) Municipalities

Busuanga, is the largest island in the Calamian Group of islands in the province of Palawan in the Philippines. Busuanga Island is the second largest island in the province after Palawan island itself. The island is located halfway between the islands of Mindoro and Palawan with the South China Sea located to the west and the Sulu Sea to the southeast. South of the island are the two other major islands of the Calamian Group: Culion Island and Coron Island.

The western third of the island is under the municipality of Busuanga and the eastern two-thirds belong to the municipality of Coron.

Busuanga Island is mainly known as a recreational diving location due to the twelve World War II Japanese wrecks that were sunk by American navy bombings in Coron Bay, a natural anchorage near the town center of Coron, on September 24, 1944.

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