Capul Island

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Waters Samar lake
Geographical location 12 ° 26 '  N , 124 ° 10'  E Coordinates: 12 ° 26 '  N , 124 ° 10'  E
Capul Island (Philippines)
Capul Island
surface 35.56dep1
Residents 11,287 (2007)
main place Capul

Capul is the name of an island in Northern Samar Province in the Philippines . It is located about 28 km off the northwest coast of the island of Samar , at the transition from the Samar Sea to the San Bernardino Strait . The island has an area of ​​approximately 35.56 km² and is administered by the municipality of the same name, Capul .

Capul has an elongated elliptical shape with a length of 14 km and a width of 5 km. The vegetation of the island consists partly of dense, tropical vegetation, but partly also of intensively agriculturally used areas. There is no tourist infrastructure on the island. In the northern part of the island there is a lighthouse that was put into operation in 1904.

To the east is the island of Dalupiri in about 18 km to the east and the Naranjo Islands in 23 km to the west of the island. The island can be reached via the port of San Isidro .

According to tradition, the first settlers on the island , coming from Java , were under the leadership of King Abak. Today's inhabitants still speak a different language than the people of Samar, this is known as Inabaknon or Abak-non. In the 18th century, the Spanish fortress Fuerza de Capul was completed.

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