Your question: What is the northern part of the Philippines?

Luzon, largest and most important island of the Philippines. It is the site of Manila, the nation’s capital and major metropolis, and of Quezon City. Located on the northern part of the Philippine archipelago, it is bounded by the Philippine Sea (east), Sibuyan Sea (south), and the South China Sea (west).

What are the parts of northern Luzon?

It is composed of seven provinces, twelve cities and 118 municipalities. Its 7 provinces are Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales.

What region is Northern Luzon?

Geography

Regions Six divisions Four divisions
Ilocos Region Ilocandia Northern Luzon
Cagayan Valley
Cordillera Administrative Region Cordilleras
Central Luzon Central Luzon

Is Northern Luzon safe?

Yes, Northern Philippines is safe for Americans. But if you want to go to a beach, the beaches in southern Philippines which is also safe are better. You can skip Manila and fly directly to Cebu where there are a lot of white sand beaches and as mentioned in other replies, good for scuba diving and snorkling.

What are the 17 regions of the Philippines?

Table of regions

Region (regional designation) PSGC Population (2020 estimate)
Cagayan Valley (Region II) 02 3,657,741 (3.36%)
Central Luzon (Region III) 03 12,313,718 (11.32%)
Calabarzon (Region IV-A) 04 16,057,099 (14.76%)
Mimaropa (Southwestern Tagalog Region) 17 3,174,859 (2.92%)

Is the Philippines a US territory?

For decades, the United States ruled over the Philippines because, along with Puerto Rico and Guam, it became a U.S. territory with the signing of the 1898 Treaty of Paris and the defeat of the Filipino forces fighting for independence during the 1899-1902 Philippine-American War.

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Who first settled the Philippines?

The Philippines were claimed in the name of Spain in 1521 by Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer sailing for Spain, who named the islands after King Philip II of Spain. They were then called Las Felipinas.

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