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Capital: Romblon
Location:
Lies near the center of the Philippine archipelago; borders Mindoro to the west, Marinduque to the north, Masbate to the east, Panay to the south .
Size
: 1,533.45 sq. km.
Population: (2000): 263,922

Composed of 20 islands and islets; 17 Municipalities; 219 barangays::

ALCANTARA (12)
Bonlao, Calagonsao, Camili, Camod-Om, Madalag, Poblacion, San Isidro, Tugdan, Bagsik, Gui-ob, Lawan, San Roque

BANTON (17)
Balogo, Banice, Hambi-an, Lagang, Libtong, Mainit, Nabalay, Nasunogan, Poblacion, Sibay, Tan-Ag, Toctoc, Togbongan, Togong, Tungonan, Tumalum, Yabawon

CAJIDIOCAN (14)
Alibagon, Cambajao, Cambalo, Cambijang, Cantagda, Danao, Gutivan, Lico, Lumbang Este, Lumbang Weste, Marigondon, Poblacion, Sugod, Taguilos

CALATRAVA (7)
Balogo, Linao, Poblacion, Pagsangahan, Pangulo, San Roque, Talisay

CONCEPCION (9)
Bachawan, Calabasahan, Dalajican, Masudsud, Poblacion, Sampong, San Pedro (Agbatang), San Vicente, Masadya

CORCUERA (15)
Alegria, Ambulong, Colongcolong, Gobon, Guintiguiban, Ilijan, Labnig, Mabini, Mahaba, Mangansag, Poblacion, San Agustin, San Roque, San Vicente, Tacasan

LOOC (12)
Agojo, Balatucan, Buenavista, Camandao, Guinhayaan, Limon Norte, Limon Sur, Manhac, Pili, Poblacion, Punta, Tuguis

MAGDIWANG (9)
Agsao, Agutay, Ambulong, Dulangan, Ipil, Jao-asan, Poblacion, Silum, Tampayan

ODIONGAN (25)
Amatong, Anahao, Bangon, Batiano, Budiong, Canduyong, Dapawan, Gabawan, Libertad, Malilico, Mayha, Panique, Pato-o, Ligaya (Pob.), Liwanag (Pob.), Poctoy, Progreso Este, Progreso Weste, Rizal, Tabing Dagat (Pob.), Tabobo-an, Tulay, Tumingad, Liwayway, Tuburan

ROMBLON (31)
Agbaluto, Agpanabat, Agbudia, Agnaga, Agnay, Agnipa, Agtongo, Alad, Bagacay, Cajimos, Calabogo, Capaclan, Ginablan, Guimpingan, Ilauran, Lamao, Li-o, Logbon, Lunas, Lonos, Macalas, Mapula, Cobrador (Naguso), Palje, Barangay I (Pob.), Barangay II (Pob.), Barangay III (Pob.), Barangay IV (Pob.), Sablayan, Sawang, Tambac

SAN AGUSTIN (15)
Bachawan, Binongahan, Buli, Cabolutan, Cagbuaya, Carmen, Cawayan, Doņa Juana, Dubduban, Binugusan, Lusong, Mahabang Baybay (Long Beach), Poblacion, Sugod, Camantaya

SAN ANDRES (13)
Agpudlos, Calunacon, Doņa Trinidad, Linawan, Mabini, Marigondon Norte, Marigondon Sur, Matutuna, Pag-Alad, Poblacion, Tan-Agan, Victoria, Juncarlo

SAN FERNANDO (12)
Agtiwa, Azarga, Campalingo, Canjalon, Espaņa, Mabini, Mabulo, Otod, Panangcalan, Pili, Poblacion, Taclobo

SAN JOSE (5)
Busay, Combot, Lanas, Pinamihagan, Poblacion (Agcogon)

SANTA FE (11)
Agmanic, Canyayo, Danao Norte, Danao Sur, Guinbirayan, Guintigbasan, Magsaysay, Mat-I, Pandan, Poblacion, Tabugon

FERROL (6)
Agnonoc, Bunsoran, Claro M. Recto, Poblacion (Ferrol), Hinaguman, Tubigon

SANTA MARIA (IMELDA) (6)
Bonga, Concepcion Norte (Pob.), Concepcion Sur, Paroyhog, Santo Niņo, San Isidro


Political Grouping: Region 4 Southern Tagalog
(now part of Region 4B MIMAROPA subgrouping - Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan)

Languages Spoken: Although part of Southern Tagalog, the people's first languages are the three languages native to Romblon --Romblomanon, Onhan and Asi, which are classified as Bisayan. Read Jason Lobel's paper on Romblon Languages.

Chief Exports/Industries::
Fishery, Agricuture, Forestry, Handicrafts, Tourism; also the country's biggest producer of marble. Experts say Romblon's marble deposit is equivalent to Italy's.

Administration:
Congressional Representative: Eduardo C. Firmalo
Governor: Perpetuo B. Ylagan
Vice-Governor: Sam Romero

 
 


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