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Basco

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', officially the ', is a of the Philippines in the province of in the of the Philippines, serving as the provincial capital. According to the, it has a population of people.Basco is located on Batan Island, the second largest among the Batanes Islands, the northernmost islands of the Philippines. The town has a domestic airport, Basco Airport, serving flights from Manila and Baguio.The town is named after Capitán General José Basco, who led the Philippines to freedom from the control of New Spain, which is today Mexico.The Basco Lighthouse is one of the landmarks.GeographyBasco is located at.According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the has a land area of constituting of the {{PH wikidataarea total area of Batanes.BarangaysBasco is politically subdivided into 6 barangays.The sitio of Diptan was converted into a barrio, known as San Antonio, in 1955. Also in the same year, the sitios of Coral, Hago, Tuva, Diojango, Canalaan, Honaan and Dimnalamay were converted into the barrio of San Joaquin.
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