Siayan Island

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Siayan
Native name: Ditarem
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Siayan is located in Philippines
Siayan
Siayan
Location within the northern extremity of the Philippines
Geography
Location Luzon Strait
Coordinates 20°54′12″N 121°54′10″E / 20.90333°N 121.90278°E / 20.90333; 121.90278Coordinates: 20°54′12″N 121°54′10″E / 20.90333°N 121.90278°E / 20.90333; 121.90278
Archipelago Batanes Group of Islands
Administration
Region Cagayan Valley
Province Batanes

Siayan is one of the Batanes Islands. Also known as Ditarem Island in the native language,[1] the island is about 1/2 mile to 3/4 miles in diameter and lies about 5 miles (8 km) north-northeastward of Itbayat Island. The closest island is Mabudis Island which is about 112 miles north-northeastward of Siayan. There are several detached rocks off Siayan's northeast side, rendering the channel between it and Mabudis unsafe for larger vessels.[2]

Siayan has an elevation of 538 ft (164 m) and is listed as an inactive volcano[3] by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

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  1. ^ University of Georgia, Yami culture of Taiwan, Retrieved on 2010-08-24
  2. ^ U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Department of Commerce. United States Coast Pilot, Philippine Islands Part I, p. 39. Washington Government Printing Office, 1919.
  3. ^ PHILVOCS, List of Inactive Volcanoes in the Philippines. Retrieved on 2010-08-24.