is an island province
of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. Its capital is the
municipality also named Siquijor. To the northwest of Siquijor are Cebu and
Negros, to the northeast is Bohol and to the south, across the Bohol Sea, is
the island of Mindanao.
Siquijor is the third smallest province in the country, in terms of
population as well as land area (after Camiguin and Batanes). For a time it was
part of Negros Oriental.
During the Spanish colonial period of the