Coron is a 1st class coastal municipality of Palawan Province in Region IVB or Mimaropa, Philippines.
Profile of Coron Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Eastern part of Busuanga Island in northern Palawan (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Busuanga (West)
Area –> 689.10 km2 (266.06 sq mi)
Population –> 51,803 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 201,320,832.58
Barangays –> 23
Terrain –> Mountainous with narrow coastal plains
Industries –> Tourism, Agriculture, Trading
Major Products –> Fish, Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Calamian Tagbanwa, Kagayanen, Palawano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 1st
Congressman –> Franz Josef Alvarez
Mayor –> Jose Ch. Alvarez
Vice Mayor –> Asian A. Palanca
Long before the coming of the Spaniards to the Philippines, Busuanga Island where Coron is located was populated by the Tagbanuas and Cuyonons.
Coron was created as a municipality by the American authorities in 1902. Two years later, the island Culion was removed from the jurisdiction of Coron. In 1950, several barrios were separated to form the municipality of Busuanga. Later, the Linapacan group of islands became an independent municipality.
Coron is a bustling tourist destination. Hundreds of residents are employed in its numerous hotels and restaurants. Still, many households depend on fishing and farming as the primary source of income.
Transportation facilities include the Francisco B. Reyes Airport and the Coron Port.
Mount Tapyas with its huge cross
Coron Twin Lagoons
Bulog Dos Island
San Jose Beach
Watch the video below to see Coron from above: