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About Capul

Capul, officially the Municipality of Capul, is a 5th class island municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 12,679 people. A lighthouse was built on the island which served as a guidepost for the Acapulco-Manila galleon trade vessels passing through the treacherous waters of San Bernardino Strait. It also served as the capital of Samar from 1848 to 1852. Capul is the only town in the province of Northern Samar with a distinct language, Inabaknon, instead of Waray, the native language spoken by the locals of Samar island. Inakbanon is unique in it being unrelated to the languages spoken in the entire Visayas and Luzon regions. Instead, it is classified by linguists as a Sama-Bajaw language.

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  • Country: Philippines
  • Population Info

    • Population: 4.8k inhabitants

     — Date merged: 7/19/2021, 11:51:17 AM