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Romblon is an island province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA[?] region in Luzon. Its capital is the municipality also named Romblon[?].

Romblon consists of numerous islands sitting in the Sibuyan Sea[?]. It lies south of Marinduque and Quezon, east of Mindoro, north of Aklan[?], and west of Masbate. The three major islands are Romblon Island[?], Tablas Island[?], and Sibuyan Island[?].

Romblon is the country's leading producer of high-quality marble, comparable to that of Italy.

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Region: MIMAROPA[?] (Region IV-B)
Capital: Romblon[?]
Founded: March 10, 1917
2000 census—264,357 (16th smallest).
Density—195 per km² (44th highest).
Area: 1,355.9 km² (10th smallest)
Congressional districts—1.
Languages: Tagalog, Ilonggo[?]
Governor[?]: Eleandro Jesus F. Madrona (2001-2004)

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Romblon is subdivided into 17 municipalities.




The province of Romblon was formerly called Lomlon or Domblon. It was organized by the Spanish into a politico-military district in 1853 and made a sub-province of Capiz[?]. In 1917, it was converted into a separate province. In October 1, 1946, Romblon was made into a special province with four municipalities, namely Tablas, Romblon, Sibuyan ang Manghali. On January 1, 1947, the regular provincial status of Romblon was restored.

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