Basco, Batanes

Map of Batanes showing the location of Basco
Basco (also known as Santo Domingo de Basco) is a 5th class municipality in the province of Batanes, Philippines. It is the capital municipality of Batanes. Basco is located on Batan Island, the second largest island among the Batanes Islands which comprises the province, and are the northernmost islands of the Philippines. Basco has a domestic airport serving flights from Metro Manila.

The town is named after Capitán General José Basco, who led the Philippines to freedom from the control of New Spain, which is today Mexico.

According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 6,717 people in 1,469 households.

Barangays

Basco is politically subdivided into 6 barangays.
  • Ihuvok II (Kayvaluganan)
  • Ihuvok I (Kaychanarianan)
  • San Antonio
  • San Joaquin
  • Chanarian
  • Kayhuvokan

Schools

  • Basco Central School
  • Diptan Elementary School
  • Batanes National Science High School
  • Saint Dominic College
  • Batanes State College

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Region: Cagayan Valley (Region II)
Capital: Basco
Founded:
Population:
2000 census—16,467 (smallest)
Density—79 per km (11th lowest)
Area: 209.

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There are two Batan Islands in the Philippines. The first Batan island is the main island of the Batanes Province, in the Philippines. It is where the capital, Basco, is located. It is known chiefly for Mount Iraya.

Batan is part of the Batanes Islands.
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Regional center Manila
Population 11,289,368 [1] (2005)
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Himno Nacional Mexicano


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(and largest city) Mexico City

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Region: Cagayan Valley (Region II)
Capital: Basco
Founded:
Population:
2000 census—16,467 (smallest)
Density—79 per km (11th lowest)
Area: 209.

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Barangays

Ivana is politically subdivided into 4 barangays.
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Barangays

Sabtang is politically subdivided into 6 barangays.
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