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FAST FACTS

Capital : Iloilo City
Area : 5,324 sq. km
Population : 1,765,476
Cities : Iloilo City
No. of Towns : 43

LOCATION

Iloilo is on southern Panay Island in western Visayas. It is bounded on the north by Capiz, on the east by the Visayan Sea and Guimaras Strait, on the west by Antique, and on the south by Panay Gulf and Iloilo Strait. Iloilo City is a highly urbanized city. It has an area of 68 sq. km and a population of 309,505.

THE LAND

Mountains ranges with peaks as high as 2,551 m and hills form natural boundaries in the west. They roll down to a vast flat plain towards the coastal towns. The climate is dry from December to June and wet from July to November.

A BRIEF HISTORY

The ten Bornean datus who purchased Panay in 1212 from Negrito Chief Marikudo for a gold salakot (hat) and a golden necklace are said to have landed near the Siwaragan River in what is now San Joaquin, Iloilo. Datu Paiburong was given territory of Irong-Irong or what is now Iloilo. In 1566, Spaniards established a settlement in Ogtong (now Oton). In 1581, the seat of power was transferred to La Villa de Arevalo.

By 1700, the Spaniards again moved to the village of Irong-Irong, there they built Fort San Pedro and shortened its name to Iloilo which later became the name of the city and the province. "Irong-Irong" comes from ilong-ilong or "noselike," which describes the shape of the strip of land cutting two rivers to form the angle of a "nose" on which the city was built. The Province of Iloilo was created under Act No. 2711 on March 10, 1917.

THE PEOPLE

Iloilo is the homeland of the Ilonggos or Hiligaynons. They are a people noted for their hospitality and genial, unhurried approach to life. This outlook can tend toward decadence among the free-spending landowners who made fortunes in sugar during the late 19th century and whose fine old mansions still stand in the suburbs of Iloilo City. Ilonggo also refers to the dialect with the languorous, seductive lilt that the people speak.

COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

Iloilo has been one of the top rice producers in the country. Other major crops include sugarcane, coconut, corn, bananas, mango, coffee, and rootcrops. Fishing is also an important industry, especially in the northeastern coastal municipalities. Bangus and prawn farming are big dollar earners for the province. A regional agro-industrial center is rising in Pavia. Cottage industries include textile-weaving (jusi, pina, hablon, sinamay), barong tagalog shirts and accessories, shellcrafts, pottery, processing of marine products, furniture-making from rattan, bamboo and buri, and cut flowers.

REGION VI
WESTERN VISAYAS REGION
PROVINCE OF ILOILO

Ramon Magsaysay Technological University
Iba, Zambales

In partial fulfillment in the course requirement:

Geography of the Philippines
(Major 5)

Submitted to:
Mr. Simeon dela Rosa Jr.
Teacher

Submitted by:
Jayson M. Merza
BSEd- Social Studies II

Ramon Magsaysay Technological University
Iba, Zambales

In partial fulfillment in the course requirement:

Geography of the Philippines
(Major 5)

Submitted to:
Mr. Simeon dela Rosa Jr.
Teacher

Submitted by:
Mark D. Merza
BSEd- Social Studies II

Brief History
The name Lanao was derived from the Maranao word meaning “lake.” On April 4, 1639, a Spanish expedition from Iligan under Dr. Agustin de San Pedro and Capt. Francisco de Atienza reached Lake Lanao and started to fortify Dansalan (now Marawi). The following year, another expedition under Pedro Bermudez de Castro reached Lake Lanao but was attacked by the Maranao and forced to withdraw back to Iligan, thereby preserving Lake Lanao's isolation from Spanish influence. The Spanish were able to occupy Malabang and other south coast towns. In 1891, Gov.-Gen. Valeriano Weyler invaded Lanao, winning the First Battle of Marawi in Lake Lanao against Datu Amai Pakpak on August 21 but failed to conquer...
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