Puerto Princesa

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Introduction

Puerto Princesa is a city located in the western provincial island of Palawan. Though the provincial seat of government for Palawan, the city itself is one of 38 independent cities within the Philippines not controlled by the province in which it is geographically located and is therefore an independent area located within Palawan.

As of 2007, Puerto Princesa had a population of 210,508 people making it the most sparsely populated city in the Philippines. In terms of land area, the city is the second largest geographically after Davao City with an area of 919 mi² (2,381 km²). Puerto Princesa is the location of the Philippines’s Western Command headquarters.

Today, Puerto Princesa is a popular tourist city with many beach resorts and seafood restaurants. It has been acclaimed several times as the cleanest and greenest city in the Philippines.

Climate

According to the Köppen climate classification, Puerto Princesa features a tropical wet and dry climate. It is usually wet from June to December and dry and hot the rest of the year. Average temperature is 29 C while the annual average rainfall is 1,148 mm per year. The average relative humidity is high at around 85%.

Climate data for Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Year

Record high °C (°F)

37
(99)

38
(100)

41
(106)

39
(102)

39
(102)

39
(102)

37
(98)

37
(99)

37
(99)

38
(100)

39
(103)

38
(100)

41
(106)

Average high °C (°F)

30
(86)

31
(87)

31
(88)

32
(90)

32
(89)

31
(87)

31
(87)

31
(87)

31
(87)

31
(87)

31
(87)

30
(86)

31
(87)

Average low °C (°F)

24
(75)

24
(75)

24
(76)

25
(77)

26
(78)

25
(77)

24
(76)

24
(76)

24
(76)

24
(76)

24
(76)

24
(76)

24
(76)

Record low °C (°F)

20
(68)

21
(69)

20
(68)

22
(71)

22
(72)

22
(72)

22
(72)

21
(69)

20
(68)

22
(72)

19
(66)

21
(69)

19
(66)

Source: Weatherbase[11]

Airport

The city is just one and half kilometers from the Puerto Princesa International Airport. Puerto Princesa is accessible by direct flights from the major Philippine cities Manila, Cebu and Davao as well as Busuanga and El Nido.

Hospitals

There are a few hospitals in Puerto Princesa, one of which is the private Palawan Adventist Hospital.

Text adapted from Wikipedia.

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