what is the 3 largest island in the Phillipines?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao are the 3 largest/major islands in the Philippines. Yes! Visayas is an island SUPER ANSWER MAN!

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    Visayas is one of the three island groups in the Philippines, along with Luzon and Mindanao. It consists of several islands, primarily surrounding the Visayan Sea. It is the homeland of the Visayans.

    The major islands are:

    Panay

    Negros

    Cebu

    Bohol

    Leyte

    Samar

    Culturally it may also include the following whose inhabitants identify as Visayan:

    Masbate

    Romblon

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands with a total land area of 300,000 km². The 11 largest islands contain 94% of the total land area. The largest of these islands is Luzon at about 105,000 km². The next largest island is Mindanao at about 94,600 km². The archipelago is around 800 km from the Asian mainland and is located between Taiwan and Borneo.

    The islands are divided into three groups: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The Luzon islands include Luzon itself, Mindoro, Marinduque, Masbate and Batanes Islands,Palawan,. The Visayas is the group of islands in the central Philippines, the largest of which are: Panay, Negros, Cebu, Bohol, Leyte and Samar. The Mindanao islands include Mindanao itself, plus the Sulu Archipelago, composed primarily of Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If you are asking for the 3 largest group of islands, then Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao are the answers. This is also called the 3 geographic areas.

    But, if you are looking for the 3 largest islands in terms of size it would be

    Luzon 104,700 sq km (40,400 sq mi),

    Mindanao, 94,630 sq km (36,540 sq mi), and

    Negros, 13,074 sq km (5,048 sq mi).

    Additional info: Luzon is the 15th largest island in the world, Mindanao is 19th, and Negros is 62nd.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Luzon, Mindanao, Visayas

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    1. Greenland main land Area: 2 175 600 sq. km 840 000 sq. mi 2. New Guinea Area: 790 000 sq. km 305 000 sq. mi 3. Borneo Area: 743 330 sq. km 287 000 sq. mi 4. Madagascar main island Area: 587 041 sq. km 226 658 sq. mi 5. Baffin island in Canada Area: 507 451 sq. km 195 928 sq. mi Others are included in the site I'll provide.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I think the Palawan is the 3rd largest island. Not only largest, but longest :-)

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  • 1 decade ago

    I would say Luzon, Mindanao, then Samar island just by looking at the map.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    is visayas an island?

    lol, go back to school

    I do know visayas and luzon are islands though

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  • 1 decade ago

    Luzon

    Mindanao

    Palawan

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  • 1 decade ago

    Panay.

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