Ilin Island

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Ilin Island
Ilin Island is located in Philippines
Ilin Island
Ilin Island
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates 12°13′21″N 121°5′18″E / 12.22250°N 121.08833°E / 12.22250; 121.08833Coordinates: 12°13′21″N 121°5′18″E / 12.22250°N 121.08833°E / 12.22250; 121.08833
Adjacent bodies of water
Area 47 km2 (18 sq mi)
Province Occidental Mindoro
Municipality San Jose

Ilin Island is a small island in the Philippines. Measuring 47 square kilometres (18 sq mi),[1] and located south of Mindoro, the island is home to the Ilin Island Cloudrunner, an endangered species of cloud rat.[2]

Politically, the island is part of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro and is divided into ten barangays, namely: Ansiray, Bankal, Catayungan, Ilin, Inasakan, Ipil, Labangan Ilin, Natandol and Pawican.[3]


  1. ^ Van Oosterzee, Penny (1997). Where Worlds Collide: The Wallace Line. Cornell University Press. p. 193. ISBN 9780801484971. 
  2. ^ John P. Rafferty, ed. (15 January 2011). Rats, Bats, and Xenarthrans. Britannica Educational Publishing in association with Rosen Educational Services. p. 26. 
  3. ^ "General Land Plan Use (2002-2010)". San Jose, Occidental Mindoro - Municipal Website.