Maripipi Island

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Maripipi Island
Waters Samar lake
Geographical location 11 ° 47 '  N , 124 ° 19'  E Coordinates: 11 ° 47 '  N , 124 ° 19'  E
Maripipi Island (Philippines)
Maripipi Island
surface 27.83dep1
Residents 6946 (2007)
main place Maripipi

Maripipi Island is an island in the Biliran Province in the Philippines . It is located about 17 km off the north coast of the island of Biliran in the western part of the Samar Sea . The island has an area of ​​approximately 27.83 km² and is administered by the municipality of the same name Maripipi , whose center is in the northeast of the island. The island was named after Maria and Pepe, who, according to popular belief, were the first settlers on the island.

Maripipi Island is of volcanic origin and has an almost circular diameter with an approximately 24 km long coastline. The inactive volcano Maripipi of the same name reaches a height of over 800 meters. The island is overgrown with dense, tropical vegetation and has so far been spared from tourism, despite the shallow, clear waters. To the west of the island are Buga Rock and Sambawan Island about 5 km away. Almagro Island is 26 km north of the island .

Maripipi Island can be accessed from Kawayan Township Harbor ; the ferry ride takes about 45 minutes.

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