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Map of the Philippines showing the location of Basilan
The provincial flag of Basilan
The provincial seal of Basilan

The Province of Basilan (Chavacano: Provincia de Basilan; Tausug: Wilaya' sin Basilan; Yakan: Wilayah Basilanin) is an island province of the Philippines that is found in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region. The capital is Lamitan City.[1] The province was created on December 27, 1973.

Basilan Island is the largest and northernmost of the major islands of the Sulu Archipelago. It is just off the southern coast of the geographic Zamboanga Peninsula.[2]

The former capital is Isabela City.

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  1. "ARMM to put up new Basilan capitol". philstar.com.
  2. "Basilan starts construction of new provincial gov't center | Nation, News, The Philippine Star | philstar.com". Archived from the original on 2017-08-11. Retrieved 2017-05-14.