List of islands of the Philippines

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

This is a list of islands of the Philippines. The Philippine archipelago comprises about 7,641[1] islands,[2] of which only about 2,000 are inhabited.[3] They are clustered into the three major island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

More than 5,000 islands of the archipelago are yet to be named.[2]

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

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
A view from Amboyna Cay, 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]

Unsorted[edit]

List of islands by size[edit]

List of Philippines islands by size. Note that there are discrepancies in the area size across various sources, which would change the rankings of some islands. The area cannot be taken as definitive.

# Name
of island
Area[5] 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) [6] 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) [6] Largest island constituting one region
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 920 km2
(355 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 844 km2
(326 sq mi)
12°24′20″N 122°03′51″E / 12.4055°N 122.0642°E / 12.4055; 122.0642 (Tablas) [7]
18 Dinagat 769 km2
(297 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 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
21 Guimaras 560 km2
(216 sq mi)
10°34′47″N 122°36′03″E / 10.5797°N 122.6007°E / 10.5797; 122.6007 (Guimaras) Island province
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 Burias 417 km2
(161 sq mi)
12°52′54″N 123°12′28″E / 12.8816°N 123.2078°E / 12.8816; 123.2078 (Burias)
25 Siargao 416 km2
(161 sq mi)
9°54′19″N 126°04′00″E / 9.9052°N 126.0667°E / 9.9052; 126.0667 (Siargao)
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) [8] Part of the Calamian Islands
27 Siquijor 334 km2
(129 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 332 km2
(128 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 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
32 Samal 254 km2
(98 sq mi)
7°02′52″N 125°44′39″E / 7.0479°N 125.7442°E / 7.0479; 125.7442 (Samal)
33 Panaon 216 km2
(83 sq mi)
10°03′05″N 125°12′45″E / 10.0513°N 125.2125°E / 10.0513; 125.2125 (Panaon)
34 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)
35 Alabat 193 km2
(75 sq mi)
14°07′06″N 122°03′05″E / 14.1184°N 122.0515°E / 14.1184; 122.0515 (Alabat)
36 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)
37 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)
38 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)
39 Bantayan 116 km2
(45 sq mi)
11°13′07″N 123°44′55″E / 11.2187°N 123.7487°E / 11.2187; 123.7487 (Bantayan)
40 Sibutu 109 km2
(42 sq mi)
4°46′40″N 119°28′35″E / 4.7779°N 119.4764°E / 4.7779; 119.4764 (Sibutu)
41 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)
42 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
43 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)
44 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)

Map[edit]

Major islands of the Philippines (clickable map)

Pilas Island Sibutu Island Manok Mangkaw Island Simunul Island Tawitawi Island Siasi Island Lugus Island Tapul Island Kamawi Island Pangutaran Island Jolo Island Tongkil Island Basilan Island Olutanga Island Balut Island Samal Island Mindanao Cagayan de Sulu Island Balabac Island Ramos Island Mantangule Island Pandanan Island Bugsuk Island Palawan Island Dumaran Island Maytiguid Island Batas Island Linapacan Island Culion Island Coron Island Busuanga Bucas Grande Siargao Dinagat Island Camiguin Siquijor Cuyo Island Panay Guimaras Negros Island Bantayan Island Panglao Island Cebu Bohol Lapinig Island Pacijan Island Poro Island Panaon Island Leyte Homonhon Biliran Daram Island Samar Island Tagapul-an Island Capul Island Masbate Island Sibay Island Semimara Island Ilin Island Mindoro Lubang Island Maricaban Island Verde Island Marinduque Maestro de Campo Tablas Island Romblon Island Sibuyan Island Burias Island Ticao Island Rapu-Rapu Island Batan Island Cagraray Island San Miguel Island Catanduanes Quinalasag Island Alabat Island Jomalig Island Patnanungan Island Polillo Island Cabarruyan Island Luzon Luzon Luzon Camiguin Island (Cagayan) Fuga Island Dalupiri Island Calayan Island Babuyan Island Sabtang Batan Island ItbayatPhilippines relief location map (square).svg
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References[edit]

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