- the chief island of the Philippines, in the N part of the group. 40,420 sq. mi. (104,688 sq. km). Capital: Manila.
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The average number of rainy days in Luzon during the years 1881 to 1883 was 203.
Luzon is said to have over 40,000 square miles of land area.
Consequently, in the Island of Luzon, a higher class of machinery is employed.
There was also a concentration of about 2,500 natives from the southern Luzon provinces.
He had known the Luzon head hunters intimately, so had a basis of comparison.Terry
Charles Goff Thomson
- the main and largest island of the Philippines, in the N part of the archipelago, separated from the other islands by the Sibuyan Sea: important agriculturally, producing most of the country's rice, with large forests and rich mineral resources; industrial centres at Manila and Batangas. Capital: Quezon City. Pop: 39 500 000 (2000). Area: 108 378 sq km (41 845 sq miles)