West Nalaut Island

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West Nalaut Island
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Map of northern Palawan locating the island
West Nalaut Island is located in Philippines
West Nalaut Island
West Nalaut Island
Location within the Philippines
Geography
Coordinates 12°3′17″N 119°47′24″E / 12.05472°N 119.79000°E / 12.05472; 119.79000Coordinates: 12°3′17″N 119°47′24″E / 12.05472°N 119.79000°E / 12.05472; 119.79000
Archipelago Calamian Group of Islands
Adjacent bodies of water South China Sea
Administration
Region MIMAROPA
Province Palawan

West Nalaut Island is an island in northern Palawan, in the Philippines.[1] It is the westernmost of the Calamian Islands, and can form a guide to shipping entering the Coron West Passage.[2] It is approximately 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) off the western coast of Busuanga Island, which is approximately a 40-minute flight from Manila.[citation needed] The uninhabited 47.9-hectare (0.479 km2) island is privately owned. It was attempted to be sold as part of the HGTV show "Island Hunters".[citation needed]

West Nalaut Island has a 1.1 kilometres (0.68 mi) crescent–shaped white sand beach, 3.3 kilometres (2.1 mi) of coastline, several smaller beach coves, 80-metre (260 ft)-high cliffs, and rainforest coverage.[citation needed] It is a 30-minute speedboat journey from 12 World War II wreck dives and local towns.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Felipe Buencamino, Ignacio Villamor (1920), Census of the Philippine Islands taken under the direction of the Philippine Legislature in the year 1918, 1, Census Office, Bureau of printing, p. 612, retrieved 2011-04-02 
  2. ^ Reuben Jacob Christman (1930), United States coast pilot: Philippine islands, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, 2 (2 ed.), U.S. G.P.O., p. 20