Batan Islands


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Ba·tan Islands

 (bə-tän′)
The northernmost island group of the Philippines, separated from southern Taiwan by a narrow channel.

Batan Islands

(bəˈtɑːn)
pl n
(Placename) a group of islands in the Philippines, north of Luzon. Capital: Basco. Pop: 16 467 (2000). Area: 197 sq km (76 sq miles)
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Similar incidents involving Taiwan have also occurred, the latest in May off the northern Batan islands when the Philippine coast guard attempted to arrest a Taiwan fishing boat only to be blocked by the Taiwan coast guard.
local time (0259 GMT) Monday, 271 km off the northwest coast of the Philippines near Batan Islands, Xinhua reported quoting the US Geological Survey.