by nobert soloria bermosa on 20/03/11 at 8:35 pm
The smallest province in the Philippines is Batanes. It is an island province and is also the least populated province in the country.
On the other hand, the largest province in the Philippines is also an island province and similarly, it is one of the most sparsely populated provinces in the country.
Palawan is Philippines’ largest province with an area of 17,030.75 km² and a density of 52.41/ km² is also one of the most sparely populated provinces in the country. This island province is located in Region IV_B which is commonly known as MIMAROPA which stands for Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan.
The province is home to most popular and most visited tourist attractions in the Philippines. It is also well-known as one of the cleanest and greenest provinces in the archipelago. The disputed Spratly Islands located on the west of the province is considered part of Palawan and is locally known as Kalayaan Group of Islands.
Most Popular Attraction
Palawan’s capital is Puerto Princesa where the famous Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located, one of the province’s most popular tourist destinations. It is considered the longest navigable underground river in the world.
Other notable attraction in the province:
Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park A UNESCO World Heritage Site
With a total area of 13,778.76 km², Isabela in Region II or Cagayan Valley Region is the second largest province of the Philippines. The province is regarded as the “rice and corn granary of Luzon”. Its capital is Ilagan, a first class municipality.