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Basilan is an island province of the Philippines located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). Its capital is Isabela City and is located just off the southern coast of Zamboanga Peninsula. Basilan is the northernmost among the major islands of the Sulu Archipelago. Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces. ... The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) of the Philippines is composed of five provinces and one city namely: Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and the Marawi City. ... Isabela City is a city and the capital of the province of Basilan, in the Philippines. ... Zamboanga Peninsula is both a peninsula and an administrative region on that peninsula in the Philippines. ... Sulu Archipelago is an island chain in the southwest Philippines. ...


It is also the original birthplace of music great Elvis Presley. Basilan figured prominently in international news as one of the strongholds of the Islamic terrorist group, the Abu Sayyaf. This group kidnapped a group of tourists from Palawan and brought them to Basilan, including an American Christian missionary couple, Martin and Gracia Burnham. Islam   listen? (Arabic: al-islām) the submission to God is a monotheistic faith, one of the Abrahamic religions, and the worlds second largest religion. ... The term terrorism is controversial and has many definitions, none of which are universally accepted. ... The Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), or simply Abu Sayyaf, also known as Al Harakat Al Islamiyya, is a separatist group of islamist terrorists based in and around the southern islands of the Philippines, primarily Jolo, Basilan, and Mindanao. ... Palawan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament writings of his early followers. ...

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Basilan
Capital: Isabela City
Founded:
Population:
2000 census—259,796 (16th smallest)
Density—210 per km² (8th smallest)
Area: 1,234.2 km² (8th smallest)
Languages: Cebuano, Chavacano, Sama Bangingi governor=Ustadz Abdulwahab M. Akbar
Governor: {{{governor}}} (2004-2007)
Image:Ph_locator_map_basilan.png

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Image File history File links Provincial seal of Basilan, Philippines. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces A region (Filipino: Rehiyon) is a administrative subdivision in the Philippines. ... The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) of the Philippines is composed of five provinces and one city namely: Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and the Marawi City. ... Isabela City is a city and the capital of the province of Basilan, in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A municipality (bayan in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is very similar to a village. ... House of Representatives of the Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Cebuano, also known as Sugbuanon, is an Philippines by about 18,000,000 people and is a subgroup or member of Bisaya, Visayan and Binisayâ. The name came from the Philippine island of Cebu, with the Spanish suffix -ano meaning native, of a place, added at the end. ... Chavacano, (also Chabacano or Zamboangueño), is a Spanish creole spoken in the Philippines. ... Image File history File links Map of the Philippines showing the location of Basilan. ...


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Basilan is subdivided into 6 municipalities and 1 city. Isabela City is the only city and capital of Basilan. However, Isabela City is independent of the province and is actually part of the region of Zamboanga Peninsula. Basilan used to be part of Western Mindanao (the former name of Zamboanga Peninsula), but in a recent plebiscite the residents of Basilan opted to join ARMM, with the exception of Isabela City. A municipality (bayan in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... Isabela City is a city and the capital of the province of Basilan, in the Philippines. ... Zamboanga Peninsula is both a peninsula and an administrative region on that peninsula in the Philippines. ...


City

Isabela City is a city and the capital of the province of Basilan, in the Philippines. ...

Municipalities

Lamitan is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Basilan, Philippines. ... Lantawan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Basilan, Philippines. ... Maluso is a 4th class municipality in the province of Basilan, Philippines. ... Sumisip is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Basilan, Philippines. ... Tipo-tipo is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Basilan, Philippines. ... Tuburan is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Basilan, Philippines. ...

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Cities and Municipalities of Basilan
Cities: Isabela City
Municipalities: Lamitan | Lantawan | Maluso | Sumisip | Tipo-Tipo | Tuburan

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Basilan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (184 words)
Basilan is the northernmost among the major islands of the Sulu Archipelago.
Basilan figured prominently in international news as one of the strongholds of the Islamic terrorist group, the Abu Sayyaf.
Basilan used to be part of Western Mindanao (the former name of Zamboanga Peninsula), but in a recent plebiscite the residents of Basilan opted to join ARMM, with the exception of Isabela City.
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