Boracay is a small island located approximately 196 miles (about 315 kilometres) south of Manila, and approximately 1.2 miles (about two kilometres) off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas island-group, or Region VI, of the Philippines. This dog bone-shaped island is approximately 4.3 miles (about seven kilometres) long, with the narrowest spot being less than 0.6 miles (one kilometre) wide, and has a total land area of approximately four square miles (10.32 square kilometres). The island comprises the barangays (also known as barrios, wards or villages) of Manoc-Manoc, Balabag and Yapak in the municipality of Malay, in the Aklan Province. Boracay Island is administered by the Philippine Tourism Authority, and the provincial government of Aklan. Boracay is divided for land use and conservation purposes into approximately 988.4 acres (about 400 hectares) of preserved forestland, and approximately 1,554 acres (about 628.96 hectares) of agricultural land.