Coron Island of Philippines

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Coron is in the province of Palawan, Philippines on Busuanga Island. It is the largest town on the island and has the largest share of accommodations.
Coron is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 32,243 people in 6,264 households.

The main industries of Coron are fishing and tourism, being a popular diving location. It is also is a wedge-shaped limestone island, with few of its coastal areas being covered by mangrove forests.
Coron is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 32,243 people in 6,264 households.Coron is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 32,243 people in 6,264 households.

The aquatic views from the sunken Japanese warships off Coron Island are listed in Forbes Traveler Magazine’s top 10 best scuba sites in the world.
The water is usually calm, with almost no current. Coron is one of the most visited destinations for wreck diving in the Philippines.
There are vertical limestone cliffs that reach up to 600 meters above sea level and eight brackish lakes and three smaller one's that have underground connections to the sea. The Island has a rugged topography, generally mountainous and its terrain marked by steep rock and ravines.

 Almost 70% of the area made up of rocky cliffs, 25% is rolling hills and 5% relatively flat. Out of the total area, approximately 18% is occupied by the Tagbanua as residential and agricultural lands, as rock formations almost dominate the entire area. Large area is composed of Karst formations where swiftlets dwell and build their nest.

If you head directly east 180km you will come to the jewel of the Philippines Boracay Island.

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