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Palawan (Philippines : Province)

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Geographic headingPalawan (Philippines : Province)
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Geographic subdivision usagePhilippines--Palawan (Province)
Variant(s)Palawan (Philippines)
Palawan, Philippines (Province)
Province of Palawan (Philippines)
Lalawigan ng Palawan (Philippines)
Found inU.S. Army Map Service. Palawan 1:25,000, 1944-
Wikipedia, Sept. 20, 2007 (Palawan is an island province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas Region; Province of Palawan; named after its largest island, Palawan Island) April 17, 2013 (Palawan (officially Tagalog: Lalawigan ng Palawan, is an island province of the Philippines that is located in the MIMAROPA region or Region 4. The province is named after its largest island, Palawan Island; In 1902, after the Philippine-American War, the Americans established civil rule in northern Palawan, calling it the province of Paragua. In 1903, pursuant to Philippine Commission Act No. 1363, the province was reorganized to include the southern portions and renamed Palawan, and Puerto Princesa declared as its capital; 10°04ʹ00ʺN 118°54ʹ18ʺE)
GEOnet, April 17, 2013 (Palawan (approved), Province of Palawan (approved), Palawan (short), first-order administrative division, Philippines, ADM1: Palawan, 10°04ʹ00ʺN 118°54ʹ18ʺE, 10.066713° 118.905002°; lists populated places in other provinces with same name and an island in Palawan province with same name)
Quakenbush, J.S. Language use and proficiency in a multilingual setting, 1989, viewed online April 22, 2013: page 30 (Palawan province comprises 1,768 islands and islets that form a bridge between Mindoro and Borneo. Palawan province is dominated by one major island known as the Palawan mainland. Other important islands in the province are the Calamian group in the north, the Balabac group in the south and the Cuyo group to the north east in the Sulu Sea. Palawan province is 650 kilometers long with an approximate total land area of 15,000 square kilometers, making it the largest province in the Philippines.)
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