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Marinduque

[Spanish mah-rin-doo-ke] /Spanish ˌmɑ rɪnˈdu kɛ/
noun
1.
an island of the Philippines, between Luzon and Mindora islands. 347 sq. mi. (899 sq. km).
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Marinduque

/ˌmɑːrɪnˈduːkeɪ/
noun
1.
an island of the central Philippines, east of Mindoro: forms, with offshore islets, a province of the Philippines. Capital: Boac. Pop (Marinduque province): 217 392 (2000). Area: 960 sq km (370 sq miles)
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island, Philippines, in the Sibuyan Sea, south of Luzon and east of Mindoro. A substantial part of the hilly, oval-shaped island is devoted to agriculture (coconuts, rice). There are also cattle ranches and rich fishing grounds, and iron ore and copper mining are important. Boac, on the northwestern coast of the island, is the principal city. Other coastal settlements include Santa Cruz, Buenavista, Gasan, and Torrijos. The inhabitants are mostly Tagalogs. The annual Moriones Festival features street pageants performed through the Holy Week of Easter. Pop. (2000) 217,392.

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