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List of islands of the Philippines

A map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao

The islands of the Philippines, also known as the Philippine Archipelago, comprises about 7,641 islands,[1][2] of which only about 2,000 are inhabited.[3] More than 5,000 islands of the archipelago are yet to be given official names.[2]

They are clustered into the three major island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

List of islands by size [ edit ]

Below is a list of the largest Philippine islands. Note there are discrepancies in the area estimates across various sources, which would change the rankings of some smaller islands. The areas given may not be definitive.

The 50 largest islands have a combined area of around 300,000 square kilometers (120,000 sq mi) and a combined population of almost 102 million (2015), hence contains about 99% of the Philippines' total land area and total population (2015).

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# [A] Name

of island
Area[4] Coordinates Notes
1 Luzon 109,965 km2

(42,458 sq mi)
15°59′59″N 121°00′00″E  /  15.9996°N 121.0000°E  / 15.9996; 121.0000  (Luzon) 15th largest island and 4th most populated island in the world
2 Mindanao 97,530 km2

(37,657 sq mi)
7°41′42″N 124°15′04″E  /  7.695°N 124.251°E  / 7.695; 124.251  (Mindanao) 19th largest island in the world
3 Samar 13,429 km2

(5,185 sq mi)
11°48′00″N 125°00′43″E  /  11.800°N 125.012°E  / 11.800; 125.012  (Samar) [5] Largest island entirely within one region
4 Negros 13,310 km2

(5,139 sq mi)
10°01′34″N 122°58′01″E  /  10.026°N 122.967°E  / 10.026; 122.967  (Negros) [5]
5 Palawan 12,189 km2

(4,706 sq mi)
9°30′00″N 118°30′00″E  /  9.5001°N 118.5000°E  / 9.5001; 118.5000  (Palawan) Largest island entirely within one province
6 Panay 12,011 km2

(4,637 sq mi)
11°10′26″N 122°30′14″E  /  11.174°N 122.504°E  / 11.174; 122.504  (Panay)
7 Mindoro 10,572 km2

(4,082 sq mi)
12°52′15″N 120°55′40″E  /  12.8707°N 120.9279°E  / 12.8707; 120.9279  (Mindoro)
8 Leyte 7,368 km2

(2,845 sq mi)
10°50′01″N 124°50′00″E  /  10.8335°N 124.8333°E  / 10.8335; 124.8333  (Leyte)
9 Cebu 4,468 km2

(1,725 sq mi)
10°19′42″N 123°48′22″E  /  10.3284°N 123.8060°E  / 10.3284; 123.8060  (Cebu) Island province
10 Bohol 3,821 km2

(1,475 sq mi)
9°50′41″N 124°12′49″E  /  9.8447°N 124.2135°E  / 9.8447; 124.2135  (Bohol) Island province
11 Masbate 3,268 km2

(1,262 sq mi)
12°15′01″N 123°30′00″E  /  12.2502°N 123.5000°E  / 12.2502; 123.5000  (Masbate) Island province
12 Catanduanes 1,523 km2

(588 sq mi)
13°48′31″N 124°13′24″E  /  13.8086°N 124.2233°E  / 13.8086; 124.2233  (Catanduanes) Island province
13 Basilan 1,265 km2

(488 sq mi)
6°35′28″N 121°59′19″E  /  6.5911°N 121.9885°E  / 6.5911; 121.9885  (Basilan) Island province; largest island of the Sulu Archipelago
14 Marinduque 952 km2

(368 sq mi)
13°23′06″N 121°58′52″E  /  13.3850°N 121.9811°E  / 13.3850; 121.9811  (Marinduque) Island province
15 Busuanga 890 km2

(344 sq mi)
12°08′42″N 120°05′41″E  /  12.1451°N 120.0948°E  / 12.1451; 120.0948  (Busuanga) Largest of the Calamian Islands
16 Jolo 869 km2

(336 sq mi)
5°58′24″N 121°09′00″E  /  5.9732°N 121.1501°E  / 5.9732; 121.1501  (Jolo) Part of the Sulu Archipelago
17 Tablas 839 km2

(324 sq mi)
12°24′20″N 122°03′51″E  /  12.4055°N 122.0642°E  / 12.4055; 122.0642  (Tablas) [6]
18 Dinagat 802 km2

(310 sq mi)
10°13′30″N 125°35′41″E  /  10.2249°N 125.5947°E  / 10.2249; 125.5947  (Dinagat) Island province
19 Polillo 629 km2

(243 sq mi)
14°50′34″N 121°55′45″E  /  14.8428°N 121.9293°E  / 14.8428; 121.9293  (Polillo)
20 Guimaras 605 km2

(234 sq mi)
10°34′47″N 122°36′03″E  /  10.5797°N 122.6007°E  / 10.5797; 122.6007  (Guimaras) Island province
21 Tawitawi 581 km2

(224 sq mi)
5°11′52″N 120°02′00″E  /  5.1979°N 120.0333°E  / 5.1979; 120.0333  (Tawitawi) Island province; part of the Sulu Archipelago
22 Biliran 536 km2

(207 sq mi)
11°35′01″N 124°28′00″E  /  11.5835°N 124.4667°E  / 11.5835; 124.4667  (Biliran) Island province
23 Sibuyan 465 km2

(180 sq mi)
12°23′10″N 122°33′40″E  /  12.3862°N 122.5612°E  / 12.3862; 122.5612  (Sibuyan)
24 Siargao 437 km2

(169 sq mi)
9°54′19″N 126°04′00″E  /  9.9052°N 126.0667°E  / 9.9052; 126.0667  (Siargao)
25 Burias 424 km2

(164 sq mi)
12°52′54″N 123°12′28″E  /  12.8816°N 123.2078°E  / 12.8816; 123.2078  (Burias)
26 Culion 389 km2

(150 sq mi)
11°49′09″N 119°57′38″E  /  11.8192°N 119.9606°E  / 11.8192; 119.9606  (Culion) [7] Part of the Calamian Islands
27 Siquijor 337 km2

(130 sq mi)
9°11′51″N 123°35′47″E  /  9.1976°N 123.5964°E  / 9.1976; 123.5964  (Siquijor) Island province
28 Ticao 334 km2

(129 sq mi)
12°30′58″N 123°41′41″E  /  12.5162°N 123.6947°E  / 12.5162; 123.6947  (Ticao)
29 Dumaran 322 km2

(124 sq mi)
10°32′50″N 119°52′23″E  /  10.5471°N 119.8730°E  / 10.5471; 119.8730  (Dumaran)
30 Balabac 319 km2

(123 sq mi)
7°56′32″N 117°00′30″E  /  7.9421°N 117.0083°E  / 7.9421; 117.0083  (Balabac)
31 Samal 301 km2

(116 sq mi)
7°02′52″N 125°44′39″E  /  7.0479°N 125.7442°E  / 7.0479; 125.7442  (Samal)
32 Sibutu 285 km2

(110 sq mi)
4°46′40″N 119°28′35″E  /  4.7779°N 119.4764°E  / 4.7779; 119.4764  (Sibutu)
33 Camiguin 255 km2

(98 sq mi)
9°10′26″N 124°42′34″E  /  9.1740°N 124.7094°E  / 9.1740; 124.7094  (Camiguin) Island province
34 Calayan 196 km2

(76 sq mi)
19°16′N 121°29′E  /  19.27°N 121.48°E  / 19.27; 121.48  (Calayan) [8] Largest of the Babuyan Islands
35 Olutanga 194 km2

(75 sq mi)
7°22′00″N 122°52′54″E  /  7.3667°N 122.8817°E  / 7.3667; 122.8817  (Olutanga)
36 Alabat 192 km2

(74 sq mi)
14°07′06″N 122°03′05″E  /  14.1184°N 122.0515°E  / 14.1184; 122.0515  (Alabat)
37 Panaon 191 km2

(74 sq mi)
10°03′05″N 125°12′45″E  /  10.0513°N 125.2125°E  / 10.0513; 125.2125  (Panaon)
38 Mapun 181 km2

(70 sq mi)
7°00′N 118°30′E  /  7.00°N 118.5°E  / 7.00; 118.5  (Mapun) Formerly known as Cagayan de Sulu
39 Camiguin 166 km2

(64 sq mi)
18°50′00″N 121°51′36″E  /  18.8333°N 121.86°E  / 18.8333; 121.86  (Camiguin) [8] Part of the Babuyan Islands
40 Bucas Grande 128 km2

(49 sq mi)
9°40′26″N 125°56′55″E  /  9.6738°N 125.9486°E  / 9.6738; 125.9486  (Bucas Grande)
Lubang 125 km2

(48 sq mi)
13°46′03″N 120°11′10″E  /  13.7675°N 120.186111°E  / 13.7675; 120.186111  (Lubang)
Linapacan 120 km2

(46 sq mi)
11°30′N 119°54′E  /  11.5°N 119.9°E  / 11.5; 119.9  (Linapacan) Main island of a group of islands.
Bugsuk 119 km2

(46 sq mi)
8°15′15″N 117°18′29″E  /  8.2542°N 117.3081°E  / 8.2542; 117.3081  (Bugsuk)
Bantayan 108 km2

(42 sq mi)
11°13′07″N 123°44′55″E  /  11.2187°N 123.7487°E  / 11.2187; 123.7487  (Bantayan)
Pacijan 106 km2

(41 sq mi)
10°40′N 124°20′E  /  10.66°N 124.33°E  / 10.66; 124.33  (Pacijan) Part of Camotes Islands group
Homonhon 105 km2

(41 sq mi)
10°45′21″N 125°44′21″E  /  10.7558°N 125.7393°E  / 10.7558; 125.7393  (Homonhon)
Babuyan Claro 100 km2

(39 sq mi)
19°31′20″N 121°57′13″E  /  19.5222°N 121.9536°E  / 19.5222; 121.9536  (Camiguin) [8] Part of the Babuyan Islands
Poro 96 km2

(37 sq mi)
10°40′20″N 124°27′22″E  /  10.6721°N 124.4560°E  / 10.6721; 124.4560  (Poro) Part of Camotes Islands group
Patnanongan 92 km2

(36 sq mi)
14°47′01″N 122°10′40″E  /  14.7835°N 122.1779°E  / 14.7835; 122.1779  (Patnanongan)
Panglao 91 km2

(35 sq mi)
9°36′N 123°49′E  /  9.6°N 123.82°E  / 9.6; 123.82  (Panglao) [9]
Pangutaran 90 km2

(35 sq mi)
6°16′41″N 120°32′52″E  /  6.2780°N 120.5477°E  / 6.2780; 120.5477  (Pangutaran)
A. ^ Rankings only provided for the first 40 largest islands. The list is incomplete, missing some islands with unknown or unreliable areas, making the rankings for smaller islands uncertain.



The following list breaks the islands down further by region and smaller island group for easier reference.

Luzon [ edit ]

Babuyan Group of Islands [ edit ]

Bacuit Group of Islands [ edit ]

Boats at Cadlao Island

Batanes Group of Islands [ edit ]

White sand beach at Sabtang island

Bicol Region [ edit ]

A view from Tinaga beach in Tinaga at sunset
Cauit Island overlooking from Cagsao, Calabanga, Camarines Sur

Cagayan Valley [ edit ]

Calamianes Islands [ edit ]

Catanduanes [ edit ]

Central Luzon [ edit ]

Cuyo Archipelago [ edit ]

Manamoc Island as seen from the north
The main beach on the southern shore of Pamalican

Ilocos Region [ edit ]

Manila Bay Islands [ edit ]

A 1941 map of Corregidor Island

Marinduque [ edit ]

Masbate [ edit ]

Metro Manila [ edit ]

A view of the southern side of Isla de Convalecencia from the Ayala Bridge over the Pasig River

Mindoro [ edit ]

Palawan [ edit ]

Cape Melville Lighthouse on the southern point of Balabac Island, circa 1892
Satellite image of Second Thomas Shoal (Ayungin Shoal), an island of the Spratly Islands group in the South China Sea

Polillo Islands [ edit ]

An aerial view of Polillo Island

Romblon [ edit ]

An aerial view of Sibuyan Island

Southern Tagalog [ edit ]

Mindanao [ edit ]

Caraga [ edit ]

Central Mindanao [ edit ]

Davao Region [ edit ]

Dinagat Islands [ edit ]

Northern Mindanao [ edit ]

Siargao [ edit ]

Sulu Archipelago [ edit ]

Panguan Island, The last island of the Sulu Archipelago nearest the Philippine-Malaysian border
Mardanas Island, officially known as Siluag
Panampangan Island, The island with the longest sandbar in the Philippines

Zamboanga Peninsula [ edit ]

Visayas [ edit ]

Biliran [ edit ]

Bohol [ edit ]

Cebu [ edit ]

An aerial view of Gato Island
  • Biyagayag Islands (Daku and Diot)
  • Botique Island (or Botigues, Batquis)
  • Botong Island
  • Doong Island
  • Hilutungan Island (or Hilotongan, Lutungan)
  • Hilantagaan Island (or Jicantangan, Cabalauan)
  • Lipayran Island
  • Moambuc Island (or Maamboc, Moamboc, Kangka Abong, Cangcabong)
  • Mambacayao Island (or Mambacayao Daku)
  • Panitugan Island (or Banitugan)
  • Patao Island (or Polopolo)
  • Panangatang Island (or Pintagan)
  • Sagasay Islands (or Sagasa, Tagasa)
  • Silagon Island
  • Hilantagaan Diot (or Silion, Pulo Diyot (little island))
  • Yao Islet (or Mambacayao Diot)
Former islands

Guimaras [ edit ]

Leyte [ edit ]

Negros Island [ edit ]

Panay [ edit ]

Samar [ edit ]

Map [ edit ]

Major islands of the Philippines (clickable map)

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

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  3. ^ Magical IslandsArchived July 7, 2013, at the Wayback Machine, Philippine Tourism, retrieved 2012
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  5. ^ a b "2010 Philippine Yearbook"(PDF) (23rd ed.). Manila, Philippines: National Statistics Office. ISSN 0116-1520. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  6. ^ "Province: Romblon". PSGC Interactive. National Statistical Coordination Board. Archived from the original on May 9, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2013.
  7. ^ "Culion Island". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved April 7, 2011.
  8. ^ a b c Genevieve Broad; Carl Oliveros. "Biodiversity and conservation priority setting in the Babuyan Islands, Philippines" (PDF). The Technical Journal of Philippine Ecosystems and Natural Resources 15 (1&2): 1–30. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
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