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babuyan island

Babuyan Islands

[bah-boo-yahn]
The Babuyan Islands form an archipelago located in the Luzon Strait north of Luzon island in the Philippines. It is separated from Luzon by the Babuyan Channel and from the Batanes Islands to its north by the Balintang Channel.

The Babuyan Islands consist of five major islands: Babuyan island, Calayan, Camiguin, Dalupiri, and Fuga. Note that the Camiguin island here is different from the island-province of Camiguin in Mindanao.

Politically, the Babuyan Islands are part of the Philippine province of Cagayan.

History

In 1942, Japanese troops landed in the Babuyan Islands.

In 1945, during the Second World War, the Allied Philippine Commonwealth troops landed in Babuyan Islands and attacked the Japanese forces in the Battle of the Babuyan Islands.

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