Babuyan Islands

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Babuyan Islands
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Waters Luzon Strait ( Pacific Ocean )
archipelago Philippines
Geographical location 19 ° 8 ′  N , 121 ° 39 ′  E Coordinates: 19 ° 8 ′  N , 121 ° 39 ′  E
Babuyan Islands (Philippines)
Babuyan Islands
Number of islands 5 larger, 6 smaller islands
Main island Calayan
Total land area 620 km²
Residents 16,095 (2000)

The Babuyan Islands are an archipelago that lies north of the main Philippine island of Luzón in the Luzon Strait and belongs to the province of Cagayan . The islands are separated from the Batan Islands in the south by the Babuyan Canal and in the north by the Balintang Canal .

The archipelago consists of five larger and six smaller islands: Calayan Island (196 km²), Babuyan (100 km²), Camiguin Island (166 km²), Dalupiri (50 km²) and Fuga (100 km²) are the five large islands. The smaller islands include Pamoctan (0.3 km²) and Pinon (0.04 km²) west of Camiguin, Panuitan (2.3 km²) north of Cagayan, Irao (0.2 km²) south of Dalupiri, Didicas (0, 7 km²) and the Guinapao Rocks (Dilayag) (<0.3 km²), as well as Barit (3.8 km²) and Mabag (0.7 km²) west of Fuga.

Calayan is a municipality in the Cagayan province of the Philippines . The municipality is located in the extreme north of the province. In 2000, the 533 km² area had 14,309 inhabitants and 2,654 households, resulting in a population density of 26.8 inhabitants per km². The community includes most of the Babuyan Islands except Fuga with their offshore neighboring islands Barit and Mabag, which belong to the city of Aparri .

The four active volcanoes Camiguin de Babuyanes , Didicas, Babuyan Claro and Smith Volcano (last eruption in 1924) are located on the Babuyan Islands .

During the Second World War, the islands were occupied by Japanese troops in 1942, and three years later, in 1945, they were recaptured by allied Philippine and American forces.

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  1. D. ALLEN, C. ESPANOLA, G. BROAD, C. OLIVEROS and JCT GONZALEZ: New bird records for the Babuyan islands, Philippines, Including two first records for the Philippines. FORKTAIL 22 (2006): 57-70 ( Memento from September 24, 2011 in the Internet Archive )