Bantayan Island

Bantayan Island is in the Visayan Sea, Philippines, located to the west of the northern end of Cebu Island, across the Tañon Strait. The island, administratively a part of the Province of Cebu, is butterfly‑shaped, about 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) E‑W by 16 kilometres (9.9 miles) N‑S, with a total population of 136,960 in the 2010 census. Bantayan is the main and largest island of the Bantayan Island Group that is close to the geographical centre of the Philippines. The island group includes numerous smaller islands, of which the more notable are:

  • Biyagayag
  • Botigues (or Batquis)
  • Botong
  • Cangcabong (or Kangka Abong)
  • Doong
  • Guintacan (or Kinatarkan, Batbatan)
  • Hilotongan (or Lutungan)
  • Hilantagaan (or Jicantangan, Cabalauan)
  • Lipayran
  • Maamboc (or Moamboc)
  • Mambacayao
  • Panitugan (or Banitugan)
  • Pintagan
  • Sagasa (or Tagasa)
  • Silagon
  • Silion (or Pulo Diyot)
  • Yao

About 20 of Bantayan's islets stretch for another 8 kilometres (5 miles) south with some being accessible by foot from the main island at low tide. The islands are beside the busy shipping lanes for ships and ferries coming from Mindanao or Cebu City on their way to Manila.

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