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Basilan

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Basilan is an island province of the Philippines located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). Its capital is Isabela City and is located just off the southern coast of Zamboanga Peninsula. Basilan is the northernmost among the major islands of the Sulu Archipelago.

Basilan figured prominently in international news as one of the strongholds of the Islamic terrorist group, the Abu Sayyaf. This group kidnapped a group of tourists from Palawan and brought them to Basilan, including an American Christian missionary couple, Martin and Gracia Burnham.

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Basilan
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Capital: Isabela City
Founded:
Population:
2000 census—259,796 (16th smallest)
Density—210 per km² (8th smallest)
Area: 1,234.2 km² (8th smallest)
Languages: Cebuano, Chavacano
Governor: Ustadz Abdulwahab M. Akbar (2004-2007)
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Basilan is subdivided into 6 municipalities and 1 city. Isabela City is the only city and capital of Basilan. However, Isabela City is independent of the province and is actually part of the region of Zamboanga Peninsula. Basilan used to be part of Western Mindanao (the former name of Zamboanga Peninsula), but in a recent plebiscite the residents of Basilan opted to join ARMM, with the exception of Isabela City.

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Regions and Provinces of Mindanao
Zamboanga Peninsula: Zamboanga del Norte | Zamboanga del Sur | Zamboanga Sibugay
Northern Mindanao: Bukidnon | Camiguin | Lanao del Norte | Misamis Occidental | Misamis Oriental
Davao Region: Compostela Valley | Davao | Davao del Sur | Davao Oriental
SOCCSKSARGEN: Cotabato | Sarangani | South Cotabato | Sultan Kudarat
Caraga: Agusan del Norte | Agusan del Sur | Surigao del Norte | Surigao del Sur
ARMM: Basilan | Lanao del Sur | Maguindanao | Sulu | Tawi-Tawi
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