Puerto Princesa is a city located in the western provincial island of Palawan, Philippines. Though the provincial seat of government for Palawan, the city itself is one of 38 independent cities within the Philippines not controlled by the province in which it is geographically located and is therefore an independent area located within Palawan. As of 2010, Puerto Princesa had a population of 222,673 people, making it the least densely populated city in the Philippines.