Naranjo Islands

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Naranjo Islands
Waters Samar lake
archipelago Philippines
Geographical location 12 ° 23 '  N , 124 ° 2'  E Coordinates: 12 ° 23 '  N , 124 ° 2'  E
Naranjo Islands (Philippines)
Naranjo Islands
Number of islands 6th
Main island Aguada
Residents 2012 (2007)

The Naranjo Islands are a group of islands in the Philippines . The group of six islands is located northwest of the island of Samar . The islands of San Andreas, Rasa, Darsena, Aguada and Escarpada are grouped in a circle around the central island of Mito. The archipelago is administered by the municipality of San Vicente , which belongs to the Northern Samar province . The barangays Maragat and Sangputan are located on the islands. Three of the islands are privately owned.

The archipelago lies at the transition from the Samar Sea to the San Bernardino Strait in the northeast, about 40 km northwest of the island of Samar. The archipelago represents the remains of a volcano , which had its main phase of activity about 5.5 million years ago. The island of San Vicente is about 22 km south, Capul and Dalupiri are 23 and 30 km east of the island archipelago.

The archipelago is surrounded by numerous coral reefs and seagrass meadows , which have a great diversity of species. The Naranjo Islands were the last stop for Spanish galleons before crossing to Acapulco in the 17th and 18th centuries. The archipelago can be reached via the port of San Isidro .

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