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The whole island of Siquijor was declared a marine reserve and tourist zone in 1978 by virtue of Proclamation No. 1810. As such, the island-province will be developed into a major tourist destination under the supervision of the Philippine Tourism Authority.
Siquijor Island is mostly made up of limestone material and fringed by mangroves, white sandy beaches and coral reefs. It has approximately 102 kilometers of shoreline. With the exception of relatively flat coastal plains in Lazi and San Juan, most of the island’s interior is either hilly or mountainous. The center of the island is elevated, the highest point of which is the Mt. Bandilaan, rising at approximately 557 meters above sea level.
The coastal zone around the island is 84.46 square kilometers. Mangrove area is 3.82 sq. km., shore area is 15.49 sq. km. and coral reefs is 800 sq. km.
Major fishing grounds are found throughout Siquijor Sea, Bohol Strait, and Mindanao Sea. Inland fishery includes fresh and blackish water. The province has 15 hectares of fishponds and 71 hectares of swamp lands.
The people of Siquijor numbered 81,598 (2000 census), with an average annual growth of 2.19%. Major population centers in the towns of Larena, Siquijor, and Lazi.
In most parts of the province, it is dry from January to May and wet the rest of the year. The southern part of the province is dry from November to April and wet the rest of the year. Annual rainfall is 1.305% ml. with mean temperature of 27.8°C and humidity of 78%.
The information here has been sourced from Wikipedia. Check back to see our own updates after our team has explored this part of the Philippines.