Romblon

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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.

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Romblon
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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)
Governor: Eleandro Jesus F. Madrona (2004-2007)
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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.

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

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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.

Economy

Geography

Political

Romblon is subdivided into 17 municipalities.

Municipalities

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.

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Regions and Provinces of Luzon
Ilocos Region: Ilocos Norte | Ilocos Sur | La Union | Pangasinan
Cagayan Valley: Batanes | Cagayan | Isabela | Nueva Vizcaya | Quirino
Central Luzon: Aurora | Bataan | Bulacan | Nueva Ecija | Pampanga | Tarlac | Zambales
CALABARZON: Batangas | Cavite | Laguna | Quezon | Rizal
MIMAROPA: Marinduque | Occidental Mindoro | Oriental Mindoro | Palawan | Romblon
Bicol Region: Albay | Camarines Norte | Camarines Sur | Catanduanes | Masbate | Sorsogon
Cordillera Adm. Region: Abra | Apayao | Benguet | Ifugao | Kalinga | Mountain Province
Metro Manila: No provinces
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