Masbate Island

Masbate Island is the largest of three major islands of Masbate Province in the Philippines. The other two major islands are Ticao Island and Burias Island. It is the 11th largest island in the Philippines and the world's 155th largest island by area and the world's 70th most populous island.

Masbate Island
1900 map of Masbate
Masbate Island
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates12°18′N 123°30′E
Adjacent bodies of water
Area3,268 km2 (1,262 sq mi)[1]
Highest elevation576 m (1,890 ft)
Highest pointMount Uac
RegionBicol Region
Population706,897 (2015)[2]
Ethnic groups

The island is divided into 14 municipalities and 1 city, and has a total population of 706,897 people.[2]

Masbate Island was severely affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda, which caused the evacuation of about 15,700 people.[3]


  1. "Masbate island, Philippines". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  2. Census of Population (2015). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  3. "#YolandaPH: At least 3,099 families evacuated in Masbate". Rappler. November 8, 2013. Retrieved May 8, 2017.

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