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Basco

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Things to do: historic sites, nature, museums
Basco is a fifth class municipality and capital of the province of Batanes in the Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 7,907 people.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, Basco Airport, serving flights from Manila and Baguio.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.The Basco Lighthouse is one of the landmarks.BarangaysBasco is politically subdivided into 6 barangays. The sitio of Diptan was converted into a barrio, known as San Antonio, in 1955. Also in the same year, the sitios of Coral, Hago, Tuva, Diojango, Canalaan, Honaan and Dimnalamay were converted into the barrio of San Joaquin. Chanarian Ihuvok I (Kaychanarianan) Ihuvok II (Kayvaluganan) Kayhuvokan San Antonio San JoaquinTransportationBasco is accessible by air from Manila via Basco Airport. It is served by PAL Express and SkyJet, and via Tuguegarao, Cagayan by Regional Airlines like NorthSky Air and Air Republic. (As of January 2013)
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