Siquijor Islands Philippines
Geography of Siquijor
Siquijor Island is mostly made up of limestone material and fringed by mangroves, white sandy beaches and coral reefs. It has approximately 102 kilometers of shoreline. With the exception of relatively flat coastal plains in Lazi and San Juan, most of the island’s interior is either hilly or mountainous. The center of the island is elevated, the highest point of which is the Mt. Bandilaan, rising at approximately 557 meters above sea level.
Siquijor Coastal Area
The coastal zone around the island is 84.46 square kilometers. Mangrove area is 3.82 sq. km., shore area is 15.49 sq. km. and coral reefs is 800 sq. km.
Siquijor Aquatic Area
Major fishing grounds are found throughout Siquijor Sea, Bohol Strait, and Mindanao Sea. Inland fishery includes fresh and blackish water. The province has 15 hectares of fishponds and 71 hectares of swamp lands.