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Panay
is a large, somewhat triangular island in the east of the Visayas (central Philippines).

It is subdivided into four provinces: Aklan, Antique, Capiz, and Iloilo.

Panay's economy is largely agricultural and also has a small textile industry.

For most tourists Panay means two things: the Ati-Atihan festival and the beach resort of
Boracay. But in fact there is also a lot of pristine jungle and coastline to explore.

Iloilo City

Iloilo City, located on Panay's south coast, is the island's largest city. It is aport city built at the mouth of the Iloilo River.

Places to explore include:
-- Plaza Libertad
-- Museo Iloilo
-- Molo area.... The Molo area used to be known as Parian (or Arevalo)..... The Molo area includes the Arevalo suburb with its remnants of the old weaving industry (woven fabrics such as jusi and pina used to be woven here on home looms)
-- Jolo area

In January every year the Dinagyang Festival takes place....

Other important events include: the:
-- Feast of Nuestra Senora de Candelaria
-- Paraw Regatta

South Coast

Towns of Oton, Tigbauan, Guimbal, Miag-ao, San Joaquin
Miag-ao Church
Guimaras Island

West Coast

Mostly wilderness area of Antique
San José
Tibiao

East Coast

Mostly wilderness area and barrios
Concepcion
San Dionisio
Estancia

North Coast

Mostly industrial area
Kalibo with the Ati-Atihan Festival
Boracay
Roxas City

Province of Romblon
A group of islands of the coast of Panay, of which the most important are: Tablas, Romblon, Sibuyan

History


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