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The economy of Mindoro is largely based on agriculture. Products consist of a wide variety of fruits, such as citrus, bananas, lanzones, rambutan, and coconuts, such grains as rice and corn, sugar cane, peanuts, fish (e.g. catfish, milkfish, and tilapia), livestock, and poultry. Logging and the mining of marble and copper also thrive.
Tourism is a lucrative business, as well, with locations such as Apo Reef National Park, Lubang Island, Puerto Galera, Sabang Beach, and Mt. Halcon to boast.
The principal language in Mindoro is Tagalog although, in some parts, it has been greatly influenced by the Visayan and native Mangyan languages. Mainstream Pilipino and Taglish are, indeed, present in and around such areas as Puerto Galera and Calapan City. Visayan and Mangyan languages, too, are spoken on the island, as are Ilocano and some foreign languages—e.g., English, Fukien, and, to a much lesser extent, Castilian.