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Romblon

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.

Facts and Figures
Region: MIMAROPA[?] (Region IV-B)
Capital: Romblon[?]
Founded: March 10, 1917
Population:
2000 census—264,357 (16th smallest).
Density—195 per km² (44th highest).
Area: 1,355.9 km² (10th smallest)
Divisions:
Municipalities—17.
Barangays—219.
Congressional districts—1.
Languages: Tagalog, Ilonggo[?]
Governor[?]: Eleandro Jesus F. Madrona (2001-2004)

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People and Culture

Economy

Geography

Political

Romblon is subdivided into 17 municipalities.

Municipalities

Physical

History

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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