1.634 km²
Coastline: 6.171 km
Landform: Plains
716 / km²
Tree Cover: 79%
Evergreen Broadleaf Forest

Welcome to Tulayan, a Tropical island in the Sulu Sea, part of the majestic Pacific Ocean. This guide offers a comprehensive overview of what makes Tulayan unique – from its geography and climate to its population, infrastructure, and beyond. Dive into the details:

Geography and size of Tulayan

Size: 1.6 km²
Coastline: 6.2 km
Ocean: Pacific Ocean
Sea: Sulu Sea
Continent: Asia

Tulayan is a Small Island spanning 1.6 km² with a coastline of 6.2 km.

Archipel: Malay Archipelago – The world’s largest archipelago, located between mainland Southeast Asia and Australia, known for its immense biodiversity and cultural diversity.

Tectonic Plate: Sunda – Extends across Southeast Asia, encompassing parts of the Sunda Shelf, known for its interaction with the Australian Plate, contributing to volcanic activity in Indonesia.

The geographic heart of the island is pinpointed at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6.02499938032403 / Longitude: 121.320945161885

Climate and weather of Tulayan

Climate Zone: Tropical
Climate Details: Tropical Rainforest Climate
Temperature: Hot

Climate Characteristics: This climate is typified by heavy rainfall throughout the year, high humidity, and consistently high temperatures, leading to lush rainforests and rich biodiversity. Seasonal temperature variations are minimal.

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Topography and nature of Tulayan

Timezone: UTC+08:00
Timezone places: Australia/Perth
Max. Elevation: 45 m
Mean Elevation: 38 m
Vegetation: Evergreen Broadleaf Forest
Tree Coverage: 79%

The mean elevation is 38 m. The highest elevation on the island reaches approximately 45 meters above sea level. The island is characterized by Plains: Flat, low-lying lands characterized by a maximum elevation of up to 200 meters.

Dominating Vegetation: Evergreen Broadleaf Forest
Characterized by dense, lush canopies of broadleaf trees that retain their leaves year-round. These forests are found in tropical and subtropical regions and are known for their high biodiversity. Tulayan has a tree cover of 79 %.

Vegetation: 3 vegetation zones – Moderately Diverse Island
This island displays a broader ecological spectrum with three vegetation zones. Such diversity supports a wider array of flora and fauna.

Infrastructure and Travelling to Tulayan

The mean population of Tulayan is 716 per km². Tulayan is Densely Populated. The island belongs to Philippines.

Philippines is classified as Emerging region: G20: Group of Twenty – Major economies comprising both developed and emerging countries, representing the world’s largest economies. The level of income is Lower middle income.

Continuing your journey, Capual is the next notable island, situated merely 9 km away.

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Does the island have a public airport with scheduled flights? no.
There is no public and scheduled airport on Tulayan. The nearest airport is Jolo Airport, located 34 km away.

Does the island have a major port? no.
There are no major ports on Tulayan. The closest major port is JOLO, approximately 35 km away.

Please note: The data used here has been primarily extracted from satellite readings. Deviations from exact values may occur, particularly regarding the height of elevations, land area, and coastline measurements. The latter refers to average values at mean high tide.

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