Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Philippines - Basco

Basco - Batanes, located at the Northern part of Bataan; the second largest island among the Batanes Island. it is also known as Sto. Domingo de Basco.

Sent by Nathalie, a postcrosser from Manila, Philippines.

This is from Wikipedia : Basco (also known as Santo Domingo de Basco) is a 5th class municipality in the province of Batanes, Philippines. It is the capital municipality of Batanes. According to the latest census, it has a population of 7,517 people in 1,469 households.

Basco is located on Batan Island, the second largest island among the Batanes Islands which comprises the province, and are the northernmost islands of the Philippines. Basco has a domestic airport, Basco Airport, serving flights from Manila.

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.

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