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Culion is a third class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines, consisting primarily of Culion Island as well as 41 minor surrounding islands. According to the, it has a population of people.Culion is part of the Calamian group of islands. It was a former leprosarium under the American commonwealth of the Philippines. The municipality was created by virtue of Republic Act No. 7193 on February 19, 1992.GeographyCulion is an island situated at the northernmost part of Palawan. It is part of the Calamian Archipelago in northern Palawan that also includes the municipalities of Busuanga, Coron, and Linapacan. During the Spanish Period, these were known as Las Islas de Calamianes, Provincia de España.The municipality has a land area of which includes the 41 surrounding islands and measures a total of including its territorial water. Its largest island, Culion Island, has an area of. It is bounded on the north by Busuanga Island, on the east by the Coron Reef, on the south by Linapacan Island, and on the west by the South China Sea.The Culion sea is teeming with a total of 201 fish species including commercially important fish like Lapu-lapu (Groupers), Kanuping (Sweetlip Emperor), Maya-Maya (Snapper), Tanguige (Spanish Mackerel), Dalagang Bukid (Blue and Gold Fusiliers) and Bisugo (Breams). Squid, cuttlefish, shrimps, crabs, shellfish and sea cucumber or trepang are plentiful.Add Culion and other destinations in Philippines to your travel plans using our Philippines holiday planner.
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