|Waters||Luzon Strait , Pacific Ocean|
|Geographical location||20 ° 25 ′ N , 121 ° 57 ′ E|
|Highest elevation||Mount Irada
147 inhabitants / km²
The island of Batan (formerly Divatan ) belongs to the group of islands of the same name, the Batan Islands . It is located in the north of the Philippines in the Batanes Province . The appearance of the island is particularly determined by the two mountains Iraya and Mahtarem . The coastline is mainly characterized by the large Mananioy Bay in the east. Batan has an area of 76 km². In 2000 there were 11,173 people on the island. Another island of Batan is in the Albay province of the Philippines .
The average temperature on Batan is 25.9 ° C. A total of 2,854 mm of rain falls per year. March is the driest month with 75 mm and August is the wettest month with an average rainfall of 437 mm.
The island is divided into the following four municipalities:
- ↑ Shigetoshi Setoguchi and Yukihiro Yamada: Itbayat Folksong with Notes (PDF; 3.0 MB)
- ↑ Region II - Gagayan Valley ( Memento of 27 February 2009 at the Internet Archive )