Palawan Fast Facts

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Capital
Puerto Princesa City

Founded
March 10, 1917

Location
Palawan is located on the western side of the Philippines, stretching from Mindoro down to Borneo. It lies between the South China Seain the northwest and the Sulu in the southeast.

Topography
1,780 islands. Mainland Palawan is bisected by three mountain ranges.

Area
1,703,075 hectares

Length
650 kilometers long from tip to tip; Mainland is 450 kilometers long

Political Subdivision
1 City, 23 municipalities and 432 barangays (villages)

Population
892,660 (2007 census)

Language
Tagalog, Cuyonon, Ilonggo, Tausug, Batak, Tagbanwa, Palawano, Kagayen

Climate
Warm weather all year round. Two pronounced seasons. The dry season is from November to May, and the wet season from June to August.

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