Palawan is considered as the largest and westernmost province in the country. It has a total land area of 14,896.3 square kilometers distributed in 1,769 islands and is composed of one city, 23 municipalities and 431 barangays. The next largest provinces in the country are Isabela, with a land area of 10,664 square kilometers; and Cagayan, 9,002 square kilometers.
The Philippine archipelago lies between 4° 40 N and 21° 10N latitude and between 116°40' and 126° 34' E longitude. Palawan lies between 08°30' and 12°45'N latitude and 117°30' to 121°45'E longitude.