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Romblon is an island province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon. Its capital is the municipality also named Romblon. Map of the Philippines showing the regions and provinces (click for larger version). ... MIMAROPA, also known as Region IV-B, is a region of the Philippines located in Luzon. ... 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. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... Romblon is a 4th class municipality in the province of Romblon, Philippines. ...

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Romblon
Region: MIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
Capital: Romblon
Founded: March 10, 1917
Population:
2000 census—264,357 (16th smallest)
Density—195 per km² (44th highest)
Area: 1,355.9 km² (10th smallest)
Languages: Romblomanon, Onhan, Asi, Hiligaynon
Governor: Perpetuo B. Ylagan (2004-2007)
Image:Ph_locator_map_romblon.png

Romblon consists of numerous islands sitting in the Sibuyan Sea. It lies south of Marinduque and Quezon, east of Mindoro, north of Aklan, and west of Masbate. The three major islands are Romblon Island, Tablas Island, and Sibuyan Island. Image File history File links Ph_seal_romblon. ... 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. ... MIMAROPA, also known as Region IV-B, is a region of the Philippines located in Luzon. ... Romblon is a 4th class municipality in the province of Romblon, Philippines. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in Leap years). ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino or Tagalog) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino or Tagalog) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay also known as barrio (Filipino: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy) is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village,barrio, district, ward or town. ... The House of Representatives (Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan in Filipino) is the lower chamber of the Congress of the Philippines. ... Romblomanon is the language in Romblon. ... The Asi language is spoken in towns on Tablas Island as well as the islands of Banton, Simara, and Maestro de Campo. ... Hiligaynon or Ilonggo is an Austronesian language spoken in Western Visayas in the Philippines. ... Image File history File links Ph_locator_map_romblon. ... The Sibuyan Sea is a small sea in the Philippines that separates the Visayas from the northern Philippine island of Luzon. ... Marinduque is an island province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon. ... Quezon is a province of the Philippines located in the CALABARZON region in Luzon. ... Mindoro is the fourth-largest island in the Philippines. ... Aklan is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Masbate is an island province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region in Luzon. ... Romblon Island is one of the three islands of the province of Romblon in the Philippines, the two other being Sibuyan Island and Tablas Island. ... Tablas Island is one of the three islands of the province of Romblon. ... Sibuyan is a crescent-shaped island of Romblon Province, Philippines. ...


Romblon is the country's leading producer of high-quality marble, comparable to that of Italy. Venus de Milo, front. ...

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People and culture

Languages. The languages in Romblon are Romblomanon including the dialect Sibuyanon, Inunhan or Onhan, and Bantoanon or Asi. Tagalog or Filipino is extensively spoken and understood.


Religion. The people of the province are mostly Christians- 75% belongs to the Roman Catholic and 25% to the Philippine Independent Church, Iglesia ni Cristo, Seventh Day Adventist, Baptists, Foursquare and other Christian denominations.


Heritage. Most of the residents of Romblon today are descendants of Malay settlers, who are beleived to have arrived in the Philippines sometime in 1200 AD. Spanish conquistadors, who set foot in the Philippines in 1582, administered the province. Some old Spanish forts and churches, built with unique coral blocks, inlaid with intricate design works, still stand.


Economy

Situated at the center of the archipelego, Romblon links the supply areas of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Tugdan Airport in Tablas Island is only 45 minutes away by light aircraft from Metro Manila's Financial districts. Direct ship routes from Manila as well as the southern Luzon ports of Batangas and Lucena intensify its linkages with industrial CALABARZON region, making the province an ideal location for supply distribution and light manufacturing ventures. The Capital town of Romblon and the port town of Odiongan are the province's trade and commercial centers.


Geography

Approximately 187 nautical miles south of Manila, the islands of Romblon lie on Sibuyan Sea, South of Marinduque Island and North of Panay. To the east is the island of Masbate and in the west is Mindoro.


Natural Resources

Romblon is endowed with lush vegetation and mineral resources. Aside from marble, the islands are rich in granite, nickel, silica, mercury, zinc, copper, silver, limestone, sulfide, ores, kaolin, clay, magnesium and quartz. Gold panning sites have sprouted in some of the mountain stream areas in Magdiwang, Sibuyan Island. The fertile soil nurtures varied agricultural crops--like coconut, rice, corn, bananas, rootcrops, fruit trees, vines and many others. Offshore, Romblon is a rich fishing ground. The islands lie on the migratory path of fishes from the SUlu and Visayan Seas, passing the Tablas Strait, Sibuyan Sea and Romblon Pass.


Political

Romblon is subdivided into 17 municipalities. A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ...


Municipalities

Alcantara is a 5th class municipality in the province of Romblon, Philippines. ... Banton is a 5th class municipality in the province of Romblon, Philippines. ... Cajidiocan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Romblon, Philippines. ... Calatrava is a 5th class municipality in the province of Romblon, Philippines. ... Concepcion is a municipality in the province of Romblon, Philippines. ... Corcuera is a 5th class municipality in the province of Romblon, Philippines. ... Ferrol 12°20′18″ N 121°56′19″ E located in the province of Romblon, the Philippines, is a municipality of the 5th class. ... Looc is a 4th class municipality in the province of Romblon, Philippines. ... Magdiwang is a 5th class municipality in the province of Romblon, Philippines. ... Odiongan is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Romblon, Philippines. ... Romblon is a 4th class municipality in the province of Romblon, Philippines. ... San Agustin is a 4th class municipality in the province of Romblon, Philippines. ... San Andres is a 5th class municipality in the province of Romblon, Philippines. ... San Fernando is a 4th class municipality in the province of Romblon, Philippines. ... San Jose is a municipality in the province of Romblon, Philippines. ... Santa Fe is a municipality in the province of Romblon, Philippines. ... Santa Maria is a 5th class municipality in the province of Romblon, Philippines. ...

Physical

History

The province of Romblon was formerly called Lomlon or Domblon. It was organized by the Spanish into a politico-military district in 1853 and made a sub-province of Capiz. In 1917, it was converted into a separate province. In October 1, 1946, Romblon was made into a special province with four municipalities, namely Tablas, Romblon, Sibuyan ang Manghali. On January 1, 1947, the regular provincial status of Romblon was restored. 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Capiz is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ...


Romblon's early inhabitants were the Negritos from Panay and Mangyan tribes from Mindoro. Ancient hanging coffins and aboriginal artwork was discovered in caves of Banton Island signify a rich ancient civilization and culture.


External links

  • Romblon Travel Guide
  • Sanrokan Online
  • Romblon Congressman Eduardo C. Firmalo's website
  • Banton, a Paradise Island

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Romblon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (308 words)
Romblon is an island province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon.
Romblon consists of numerous islands sitting in the Sibuyan Sea.
Romblon is the country's leading producer of high-quality marble, comparable to that of Italy.
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