Good to know about Luzon
Luzon is the largest island of the Philippines and is situated in the northernmost part of the archipelago. To the west of Luzon you can find the South China Sea, to the east the Philippine Sea and to the north the Babuyan channel as well as the Balintang Channel. With 104,688 square kilometers Luzon is the 17th largest island in the world. It’s also the world`s fifth most populated island with a population of 52,362,999 people in 2010.

Next to the Visayas and Mindanao, it is one of the three primary island groups in the country which includes next to Luzon itself, also the Batanes and Babuyan groups of islands to the north, and the islands of Catanduanes, Marinduque, Masbate, Romblon, and Mindoro in the south.

It is the economic and political center of the Philippines and 8 of the 17 administrative regions of the country belong to Luzon. It is home to the capital Manila where you can find the economic and financial center of the country in Makati City.

The main languages used on Luzon are Tagalog, Ilocano, Kapampangan, Bicol and Pangasinense. Of course English is also spoken by most of the people.

Even if Luzon is not the first choice when it comes to diving, you can find some nice places, like Puerto Galera on Mindoro, which are definitely worth a dive.



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