The Philippine islands are an archipelago of over 7,000 islands lying about 500 mi (805 km) off the southeast coast of Asia. The overall land area is comparable to that of Arizona. Only about 7% of the islands are larger than one square mile, and only one-third have names. The largest are Luzon in the north (40,420 sq mi; 104,687 sq km), Mindanao in the south (36,537 sq mi; 94,631 sq km), and Visayas (23,582 sq mi; 61,077 sq km). The islands are of volcanic origin, with the larger ones crossed by mountain ranges. The highest peak is Mount Apo (9,690 ft; 2,954 m) on Mindanao.

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  • Zamboanga may refer to: Zamboanga (province), a former province of the Philippines Zamboanga City, a highly urbanized city located on Mindanao, Philippines Zamboanga Peninsula, an administrative region in the Philippines Zamboanga del Norte Zamboanga del Sur Zamboanga Sibugay Zamboanga Peninsula (landmass), a peninsula projecting westward from Mindanao Republic of Zamboanga, a revolutionary republic that existed in 1899–1903

  • Vigan, officially the City of Vigan (Ilocano: Siudad ti Vigan; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Vigan), is a 4th class component city and capital of the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 53,935 people Located on the western coast of the large island of Luzon, facing the South China Sea, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is one of the few Spanish colonial towns left in the Philippines whose old structures have mostly remained intact, and it is well known for its sett pavements and a unique architecture of the Spanish Philippines colonial era which fuses Native Philippine and Oriental building designs and construction, with colonial Spanish architecture that is still abundant in the area, mainly the Bahay na Bato houses and an Earthquake Baroque church

  • Tuguegarao ( or ), officially the City of Tuguegarao (Ibanag: Siyudad nat Tugegaraw; Itawit: Siyudad yo Tugegaraw; Ilocano: Siudad ti Tuguegarao; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Tuguegarao locally [tʊgɛ̝gäˈɾɐw]), is a 3rd class component city and capital of the province of Cagayan, Philippines According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 166,334 people, making it the most populous city in Cagayan Valley and Northeastern Luzon A major urban center and primary growth center in the Northeastern Luzon, it is the regional center of Cagayan Valley and also its regional institutional and administrative center

  • Taytay may refer to: Taytay, Palawan, Philippines, a municipality and former kingdom Taytay Airport Taytay, Rizal, Philippines Taytay (crater), an impact crater on Mars Taylor Swift (born 1989), nicknamed TayTay, an American singer-songwriter

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