Batan (Batanes)

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Lighthouse in the north of the island
Lighthouse in the north of the island
Waters Luzon Strait , Pacific Ocean
Archipelago Batan Islands
Geographical location 20 ° 25 ′  N , 121 ° 57 ′  E Coordinates: 20 ° 25 ′  N , 121 ° 57 ′  E
Batan (Batanes) (Philippines)
Batan (Batanes)
length 18.7 km
width 6.3 km
surface 76 km²
Highest elevation Mount Irada
1009  m
Residents 11,173 (2000)
147 inhabitants / km²
main place Basco

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:

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Shigetoshi Setoguchi and Yukihiro Yamada: Itbayat Folksong with Notes (PDF; 3.0 MB)
  2. Region II - Gagayan Valley ( Memento of 27 February 2009 at the Internet Archive )

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