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Masbate

(mäsbä`tā), island, 1,262 sq mi (3,269 sq km), the Philippines, one of the Visayan Islands, S of SE Luzon. Gold, which has been mined there for centuries, is still produced in quantity; copper is also mined. The densely populated coastal plains are intensively cultivated. The town of Masbate is the island's trading center.

Masbate

 

an island in the central part of the Philippine Archipelago. Area, 3,270 sq km; elevation, to 697 m. It has tropical monsoonal forests. Rice, tobacco, corn, coconut palm, and sugarcane are grown. In the southern part of the island there is livestock breeding. Masbate has deposits of gold, manganese ore, and coal. The main city is Masbate.

Masbate

1. an island in the central Philippines, between Negros and SE Luzon: agricultural, with resources of gold, copper, and manganese. Pop. (Masbate province): 707 668 (2000). Area: 4045 sq. km (1562 sq. miles)
2. the capital of this island, a port in the northeast. Pop.: 71 441 (2000)
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