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The island is about 48 kilometers west of Manila which is stragetically located at the entrance of Manila Bay. It is shaped like a tadpole, with its tail running eastward. With a land area of 9 km², it is under the jurisdiction of the municipality of Ternate, Cavite. Along with Caballo, which lies 2 km south of the "tail's" tip, this island partially blocks the entrance to Manila Bay, and thus forming a northern and southern entrance.
Corregidor was the location of Fort Mills.
During the Battle of the Philippines (1941-42), General Douglas MacArthur used Corregidor as Allied headquarters in the Philippines until March 11, 1942. Japanese troops forced a surrender of the remaining American and Filipino forces on Corregidor on May 6.
It was liberated by the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment.
See also: Geography of the Philippines
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