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Map of Philippines showing MIMAROPA in the Luzon island group

MIMAROPA, also known as Southern Tagalog Islands,[1] is a region of the Philippines.[2] The provinces of the region are Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan.[3] The capital is Calapan.

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and El Nido Marine Reserve Park are in the region.

History[change | change source]

The MIMAROPA region was created by Executive Order No. 103 in 2002.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Philippine Environmental Management Bureau "EMB Central and Regional Offices"; retrieved 2013-4-23.
  2. MIMAROPA is an acronym. It stands for Occidental MIndoro and Oriental MIndoro, MArinduque, ,ROmblon and PAlawan.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Executive Order No. 103, Dividing Region IV into Region IV-A and Region IV-B, Transferring the Province of Aurora to Region III and for Other Purposes"; retrieved 2013-4-23.

Coordinates: 10°40′N 119°30′E / 10.667°N 119.500°E / 10.667; 119.500