Catanduanes is an island territory situated in the Bicol Region of Luzon in the Philippines. It is the twelfth biggest island in the Philippines, and misleads the east of Camarines Sur, across Maqueda Channel. Its capital is Virac. It had a populace of 271,879 individuals as of the 2020 census.
The territory includes Catanduanes Island (additionally called Virac Island), Panay Island, Lete Island, the Palumbanes gathering of islands (Porongpong, Tignob and Calabagio), and a couple of other little, encompassing islets and rocks. The territory is additionally home to different mollusk fossil locales, eminently the second-most seasoned ammonite site in the Philippines. These destinations have specific types of ammonites that are found no place else in Southeast Asia. As a result of the region’s significance and rich geologic history, different researchers have recommended that, assuming the territory would step up and put its name forward in designation, it would have a decent possibility being pronounced an UNESCO Geopark Reserve. You can even rent a car in catanduanes if you need a vacation.
In the mid 1900s, Catanduanes was a sub-territory of Ambos Camarines. Afterward, it was a sub-territory of Albay. It turned into an independent territory in 1945. Senator Francisco Perfecto recorded House Bill No. 301, what isolated the area from Albay; the bill was supported on September 26, 1945, and endorsed into regulation by President Sergio Osmeña on October 24, 1945. Remigio Socito, beforehand the Lieutenant Governor, was designated the primary Provincial Governor. At the point when decisions were held in 1947, Alfonso V. Usero turned into the primary chosen Governor.