is a 4th class municipality
in the province
. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 18,257 people in 3,609 households.
During the Spanish colonization of the Philippines, Cuyo became the second capital of Palawan from 1873 to 1903.
The municipality is served by Cuyo Airport
Cuyo is politically subdivided into 17 barangays
. In 1956, sitio Danawan was elevated into a barrio.
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- Bangcal (Pob.)
- Cabigsing (Pob.)
- Catadman (Pob.)
- Lagaoriao (Pob.)
- Lungsod (Pob.)
- San Carlos
- Tenga-tenga (Pob.)
- Tocadan (Pob.)
Cuyo Group of 45 Islands
Cuyo Island Group is a group of 45 islets with a total land area of . It lies south of Mindoro and between Northern Palawan and Panay. The biggest island in this group is Cuyo with an area of and is about long. Cuyo is divided in three municipalities, namely Cuyo, Agutaya, and Magsaysay
. Cuyo is the oldest town in Palawan which has a culture of its own and was preserved for more than 350 years. In the year 2008, the total population of the Cuyo Island is almost 25,000. Cuyo is divided into two island groups. Up north is the Quiniluban group to which Pamalican island is part and where the... Read More