Marinduque

Sp. /mah'rddin dooh"ke/, n.
an island of the Philippines, between Luzon and Mindora islands. 173,715. 347 sq. mi. (899 sq. km).

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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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  • Marinduque — (Marinduke, spr. Marängdük), Inselgruppe der Bissayer, s. b. 1) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • Marinduque — Vorlage:Infobox Insel/Wartung/Bild fehlt Marinduque Gewässer Sibuyan See, Pazifischer Ozean Inselgruppe Inselgruppe Luzon Geographische Lage …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Marinduque — Provincia de Marinduque Provincia de Filipinas …   Wikipedia Español

  • Marinduque — 13° 24′ 00″ N 121° 58′ 00″ E / 13.4, 121.96666667 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Marinduque — geographical name island Philippines in Sibuyan Sea S of Luzon; chief town Boac area 355 square miles (923 square kilometers), population 173,715 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Marinduque — ► Isla y prov. de Filipinas, en el mar de Sibuyan, entre Luzón (N) y Mindoro (SO); 959 km2 y 173 715 h. Cap., Boac. Minas de cobre y hierro …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Marinduque — Ma•rin•du•que [[t]ˌmær ɪnˈdu keɪ, ˌmɑr [/t]] n. geg an island of the Philippines, between Luzon and Mindoro islands. 173,715. 347 sq. mi. (899 sq. km) …   From formal English to slang

  • Marinduque — /mærənˈduki/ (say maruhn doohkee) noun one of the Philippine Islands, between Luzon and Mindoro islands. 899 km2 …   Australian English dictionary

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