History of Coron
Coron, officially the Municipality of Coron, is a first class municipality in the province of Palawan. It is the third-largest island in the Calamian Island in northern Palawan, Philippines. The municipality covers the eastern part of Busuanga Island, all of the nearby Coron Island and about 50 other minor islets stretching as far as Tara Island in the north-east and Canipo Island in the south.
The main industries of Coron are fishing and tourism. Tourism is currently the top industry in Coron due to local beaches, dive sites, and other natural tourist spots. A dozen sunken Japanese warships at depths between 10 and 40 metres (33 and 131 ft) off Coron Island is a diving destination, listed in Forbes Traveler Magazine’s top 10 best scuba diving sites in the world.
According to the latest census (2015), it has a population of 51,803 people. The island is politically subdivided into 23 barangays.
Attractions of Coron
Here are some of the famous tourist spots in Coron Island.
Sunken Japanese Wrecks
Calauit Safari Park