Ilin Island

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Ilin Island
Natandol, Ilin Island, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro - panoramio.jpg
Ilin Island is located in Luzon
Ilin Island
Ilin Island
Location within the Philippines
Ilin Island is located in Philippines
Ilin Island
Ilin Island
Ilin Island (Philippines)
Coordinates12°13′N 121°05′E / 12.22°N 121.08°E / 12.22; 121.08Coordinates: 12°13′N 121°05′E / 12.22°N 121.08°E / 12.22; 121.08
Adjacent bodies of water
Area47 km2 (18 sq mi)
ProvinceOccidental Mindoro
MunicipalitySan Jose
Population12,017 (2015)[1]
Pop. density256 /km2 (663 /sq mi)

Ilin Island is a small island in the Philippines. Measuring 47 square kilometres (18 sq mi),[2] it is just south of Mindoro,[3] separated by the Ilin Strait and Mangarin Bay. To the west is the smaller Ambulong Island, across the Ambulong Strait.

Politically, the island is part of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, and is divided into ten barangays, namely: Ansiray, Bankal (Bangkal), Buri, Catayungan, Ilin (Iling Proper), Inasakan, Ipil, Labangan Ilin, Natandol and Pawican.[4] As of the 2015 census, its population is 12,017 persons,[1] up from 10,296 in the 2010 census.[5]

The island is home to the Ilin Island Cloudrunner, an endangered species of cloud rat.[6]


  1. ^ a b Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  2. ^ Van Oosterzee, Penny (1997). Where Worlds Collide: The Wallace Line. Cornell University Press. p. 193. ISBN 9780801484971.
  3. ^ Survey, U.S. Coast and Geodetic; Christman, R.J. (1919). United States Coast Pilot, Philippine Islands. Its Serial. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 182.
  4. ^ "General Land Plan Use (2002-2010)". San Jose, Occidental Mindoro - Municipal Website.
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ John P. Rafferty, ed. (15 January 2011). Rats, Bats, and Xenarthrans. Britannica Educational Publishing in association with Rosen Educational Services. p. 26.