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  Luzon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Luzon as an island group includes the island of Luzon itself, plus the Batanes and Babuyan groups of islands to the north, and the main and outlying islands of Catanduanes, Marinduque, Masbate, Romblon, and Mindoro in the south.
To the west of Luzon island is the South China Sea (Luzon Sea in Philippine territorial waters), to the east is the Philippine Sea, and to the north is Luzon Strait containing Babuyan Channel and Balintang Channel.
To the south of the bay is the island of Marinduque.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Luzon   (1999 words)

The northern part of the island is closed in by mountains on the east and west, and the valley thus demarcated extends southward for ~190 km, with an average width of ~60km.
There is a narrow plain along the west coast of Luzon and the central section of the island consists of a plain which extends ~190 km north of Manila Bay, to the Lingayen Gulf[?].
The southern section of Luzon is a partly-mountainous volcanic region, with numerous beaches, bays, and gulfs.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/lu/Luzon.html   (382 words)

 Mindanao - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
To the west of Mindanao island is the Sulu Sea, to the east is the Philippine Sea, and to the south is the Celebes Sea.
The island group of Mindanao is an arbitrary grouping of islands in the southern Philippines which encompasses six administrative regions.
The region encloses the Davao Gulf to the south and includes the island of Samal in the gulf, and the Sarangani Islands further to the south.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mindanao   (1032 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Regions of the Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Abra is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon.
Apayao is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon.
Benguet is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Regions-of-the-Philippines   (5004 words)

Luzon, where Metro Manila is situated, is the largest island in the Philippines and many of the provinces are just a few hours' drive away from Manila, making it easy to do day trips or get away for the weekend.
Hugging the north-western slopes of Luzon are the provincial towns of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur.
The festival honours San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of farmers, and is a thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /asia/philippines/about_destin/luzon.html   (1096 words)

 Luzon - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Luzon has important lumbering and mining industries; there are gold, chromite, nickel, copper, and iron deposits, and the bamboo on Bataan peninsula has many commercial uses.
The island was invaded by Japanese forces in several places on Dec. 10, 1941, and in early 1942 the Allied forces made their last stand on Bataan peninsula and Corregidor.
Luzon's several U.S. military bases were closed down between 1971 and 1992, in part because of the devastation caused by Mt. Pinatubo 's eruption; the one at Subic Bay was successfully converted to a free-trade zone.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-luzon.html   (623 words)

 Luzon - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Luzon, island of the northern Philippines, bounded by the Babuyan Channel on the north, the Philippine Sea on the east, the San Bernardino Strait on...
Mindanao, island of the Philippines, the second largest after Luzon and southernmost of the country's major islands.
The principal islands of the Philippines are traversed by large rivers, some of which are navigable.
au.encarta.msn.com /Luzon.html   (92 words)

 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Luzon rain forests (IM0123)
It is the largest island in the Philippines and lies at the northern end of the island group.
Several neighboring island groups are also part of the ecoregion, including the Batanes and Babuyan Islands to the north (rather isolated but placed here for convenience), Polillo and Catanduanes to the east, and Marinduque to southwest.
Parts of the Luzon highlands were established as a result of volcanic activity and the friction of the Australian and Asian plates at least 15 million years ago.
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/im/im0123_full.html   (2341 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Luzon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Igorot form two subgroups: the largest group lives in the south, central, and western areas, and is very adept at rice-terrace farming; the other group lives in the east and north.
Rizal RIZAL [Rizal] province, central Luzon, the Philippines.
903,785), SE Luzon, on the Bicol peninsula, in the Philippines.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/07732.html   (546 words)

 Luzon (Philippines)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Luzon, where Metro Manila is situated, is the largest island.
Near this summer capital are the strawberry fields and vegetable farms of Bontoc and the Trinidad Valley, and the splendor of the Banaue Rice Terraces, dubbed the eighth wonder of the world.
West of Palawan in the South China Sea is a cluster of 53 tiny coral islands, islets, reefs, shoals and cays known as the Spratleys.
www.filipino.com /sfdot/spots/luzon.htm   (486 words)

 Around Luzon Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Batanes Islands are the northernmost islands of the Philippines.
Also known as the land of the 'howling winds', The province consists of the main island and a few smaller ones, the most important of which are Panay to the northeast and the Palumbanes Islands to the northwest.
Although the island group is officially part of the Bikol region the influence of the Visayas is unmistakable, so the Cebuano and Hiligaynon languages are also frequently spoken.
web.1asphost.com /filcom/13J-PhilBestPlace-AroundLuzon.htm   (1534 words)

 Luzon Philippines Travel Guide, filipinos, filipina, culture , philippine arts, heritage
Luzon is the largest and most northerly of the main islands.
Hundred Islands is the second-largest marine reservation in the world, teeming with over 2000 species of aquatic life.
island, reached by ferry from Batangas pier and south of Manila, is a place where the stunning scenery includes Mount Halcon, 2695m (8841ft) high, Naujan Lake and Tamaraw Falls.
www.lakbaypilipinas.com /luzon.html   (908 words)

Luzon: History - History As the major island, Luzon has played the leading role in the nation's history.
Luzon: Economy - Economy Between the rugged coastal mountains, in central Luzon, lies the Central Plain, watered by...
Green revolution and labor demand in rice farming: the case of Central Luzon, 1966-90.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0830687.html   (184 words)

 Philippines Travel - Boracay, Puerto Galera, Bohol, Cebu - 7000 Islands
The largest island in the Philippines is Luzon, where the capital city of Manila is situated.
Northern Luzon is captivating in its panoramic views, green backdrop and old Spanish houses.
Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur comprise the north western slopes of Luzon.
www.netguard.dk /luzon-island.php   (537 words)

 5th AAF, January, 1945
On Luzon Island, B-24s bomb Grace Park Airfield and warehouse area near Manila, A-20s and fighter-bombers pound trucks, trains, railroad yards, railroads, and highways over wide areas of North and South, and bomb Vigan and Laoag Airfields.
B-24s bomb targets in the Miti area of Halmahera Island, and on Luzon Island, B-25s hit troop concentrations at Bamban, A-20s hit warehouses and highway traffic North of Bataan, and P-38s strafe parked aircraft at Tuguegarao and vehicles at Enrile and Butigui and Calarian on Mindanao.
On Luzon Island, B-24s hit coastal guns on Corregidor Island and in Balete Pass; B-25s bomb the Cabcaben Airfield area and coastal guns on Carabao Island and A-20s attack Grande Island coastal defenses at the mouth of Subic Bay.
www.kensmen.com /jan45.html   (2675 words)

 Army Air Forces in World War II
On Luzon Island, B-25s, A-20s, and fighter-bombers continue to hit targets in the Cagayan Valley, at Pingkian, Kayapa, Gattaran, Cumao, Bone, and in the Ipo area; many of the missions are ground support strikes.
In Borneo, B-24s bomb Labuan Island and Brooketon in coordination with landings of the Australian 9 Division on the shore of Brunei Bay and on Labuan and Muara Islands.
On Luzon Island, A-20s and fighter-bombers attack the Cervantes and Marikina areas, targets in the Cagayan Valley, and islands N of Luzon.
www.usaaf.net /chron/45/jun45.htm   (8277 words)

 5th AAF, January 1942
Fighters from Bataan Peninsula, Luzon Island, attempt the interception of a bombing raid on Corregidor Island in Manila Bay.
In the Philippine Islands, fighter units complete a movement (begun 24 December 41) from various bases on Luzon Island to Bataan Peninsula on Luzon Island.
Fighters from Bataan, Luzon Island bomb and strafe Nichols and Nielson Fields on Luzon Island during the night of 26/27 January, inflicting considerable damage on aircraft and fuel storage.
www.kensmen.com /jan42.html   (717 words)

Luzon is the largest Philippine island, and contains the capital city of Manila.
On December 22, 1942 Japanese forces land on Luzon at Lingayen Gulf, they occupied the island until the US Army landing on January 9, 1945 also at Lingayen Gulf, that started the liberation of Luzon.
Some areas of Luzon were occupied until the end of the war by beleaguered Japanese forces fighting in the mountains.
www.pacificwrecks.com /provinces/philippines_luzon.html   (267 words)

The outcome of this controversy was a decision on the part of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to make Luzon the next target, discard the plan to bomb Japan from bases in China, and bypass Taiwan.
Troops scheduled to take Taiwan were to be used to invade Okinawa and other islands in the Ryukyus beginning in March 1945.
Except for one strong pocket in the mountains of north-central Luzon, where the Japanese were still fighting when the war ended, organized Japanese resistance in Luzon was overcome by the end of May.
www.worldwar2history.info /Luzon   (430 words)

The city is located on central Luzon Island, on the eastern shore of Manila Bay, at the mouth of the Pasig River, just west of Quezon City.
Luzon is the biggest island in the Philippine archipelago and is home to about half the country’s population.
The name Corregidor was derived from the Spanish word“corregir“meaning to correct or to check,as this island served as a checkpoint for vessels entering the port of Manila.
www.phillispage.de /luzon.htm   (2835 words)

 Cordillera Autonomous Region, Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The mountain area of Luzon island in Philippines
However, pending the enactment of the organic act for the Cordillera Administrative Region, the President issued Executive Order No. 220 on July 15, 1987 creating the Cordillera Administrative Region consisting of the provinces of Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga-Apayao, Mountain Province and the chartered City of Baguio.
The region serves as the gateway to the breathtaking wonders of Nothern Luzon.
home.comcast.net /~maesteban/island_groups/luzon/car/carregion.htm   (503 words)

 Volcano   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Pelée on the island of Martinique is another example.
Under water, volcanoes often form rather steep pillars and in due time break the ocean surface in new islands.
The large majority of these are only known about at surface because of earthquakes as part of the eruptions/ intrusions, or occasionally if passing shipping happens to notice unusually high water temperatures or chemical precipitates in the seawater.
volcano.iqnaut.net   (3495 words)

On 15 March the 6th Division, with the 112th Regimental Combat Team attached, passed to the control of the XI Corps, and the 37th Division was placed in the Sixth Army reserve and given the mission of patrolling Manila.
By 31 May, all of southern Luzon was cleared of major enemy units, and on 15 June the XIV Corps was relieved of tactical responsibility in southern Luzon and transferred north.
Despite the hard fighting in Manila, the Bataan Peninsula, and throughout southern Luzon, the main Japanese force was in the northern part of the island.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/brochures/luzon/72-28.htm   (8421 words)

 Subic Bay Philippines - Beaches in Luzon pictures on Worldisround
Beaches in Luzon - travel photos - Subic Bay, Philippines, located at the western side of Luzon Island, is a paradise that...
Grande Island is an island located at the entrance of the bay.
Technicaly Dave Grande Island as well as any other Entities inside SBMA are on a long term Leasing Basis..the operators just run the Bussiness but doesnt owned them..it is still belong to the Pilipino people..
www.worldisround.com /articles/484/text.html   (308 words)

 Philippines pictures on Worldisround
Located at the southern tip of Luzon, the provice is the gateway to the south of the...
I went to the island of Boracay during the November of 2002.
Cebu is a province, an island, and a city.
www.worldisround.com /subject/Asia/SoutheastAsia/Philippines   (1427 words)

 Sun.Star Breaking News: RP, US troops launch joint war games in Luzon island (3:45 pm)
MANILA -- Nearly 4,000 troops from the Philippines and the United States launched their annual joint military exercises on the main northern island of Luzon on Friday.
The two-week exercises are being held ahead of planned joint military operations against the Muslim Abu Sayyaf kidnapping group in the southern islands of Sulu and Mindanao later this year, officials said.
Reyes said the exercises are not connected to the planned deployment of American troops in the south by the middle of the year to train local soldiers in their fight against the Abu Sayyaf guerillas.
www.sunstar.com.ph /static/net/2003/04/25/rp.us.troops.launch.joint.war.games.in.luzon.island.(3.45.pm).html   (466 words)

 APFT Pilot report - English - C- LUZON ISLAND
They are hunter-horticulturalists who live in the hills and around the headwaters of River Cagayan.
Ambush is a common strategy during the fruit season (acorns).
An individual sells the produce of his own hunting expeditions (meat cut up into thin strips, dried, salted) to the populations in the plains.
lucy.ukc.ac.uk /Sonja/RF/Ukpr/Report82.htm   (555 words)

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