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Balabac is a second class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines, off the southern end of Palawan Island. The town is one of municipalities in the Philippines which are mainly composed of a group of islands. The municipality consists of some 32 islands, the largest of which are Balabac, Bugsuk, Bancalan, Mantangule, Pandanan, and Ramos. The islands are notable for its uncommon indigenous plant and animal species, such as the nocturnal Philippine mouse-deer (or Pilandok).According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 35,758 people.HistoryBalabac was converted from a municipal district to a full-pledged municipality in 1957.BarangaysBalabac is politically subdivided into 20 barangays:IslandsThe municipality of Balabac is composed of 30 group of major and minor islands notable of which are the following:Major islands Balabac Bugsuk Ramos Pandanan Bancalan Mantangule Minor islands Canabungan Candaraman Gabung Byan Secam Bowen Lumbucansouth mangseenorth mangseesalingsinganCape Melville LighthouseThe Cape Melville Lighthouse, located in the island of Balabac, is one of the Philippines oldest lighthouses built in 1892 during the Spanish era and a major landmark of the town.
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