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Encyclopedia > Aklan Province

Aklan is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Its capital is Kalibo and is located at the northwest portion of Panay island, bordering Antique to the west and Capiz to the southeast. Aklan faces Sibuyan Sea and the province of Romblon to the north. Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces. ... Western Visayas one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VI. It consists of six provinces, namely, Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Guimaras and Iloilo and 17 cities making it the region with the most number of cities. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces A region (Filipino: Rehiyon) is a administrative subdivision in the Philippines. ... Kalibo is the capital municipality of the province of Aklan in the Philippines. ... Panay is an island in the Philippines located in the Visayas. ... Antique P is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Capiz is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... The Sibuyan Sea is a small sea in the Philippines that separates the Visayas from the northern Philippine island of Luzon. ... Romblon is an island province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon. ...

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Aklan
Region: Western Visayas (Region VI)
Capital: Kalibo
Founded:
Population:
2000 census—451,314 (24th smallest)
Density—248 per km² (29th highest)
Area: 1,817.9 km² (18th smallest)
Languages: Aklanon, Ilonggo, Kinaray-a
Governor: Florencio T. Miraflores (2004-2007)
Image:Ph_locator_map_aklan.png

Aklan is famous for two things: Boracay and the Ati-Atihan Festival. The island of Boracay, just one kilometer from northern tip of Panay has one of the best white sand beaches in the world, the most known of which is the White Beach stretching four kilometers along the western coast of the island. Tourists also flock to see the annual Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo held every January. The festival is a feast dedicated to Santo Niño or the Baby Jesus, and revelers paint their faces with black soot and wear bright-colored costumes. Image File history File links Provincial seal of Aklan, Philippines. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces A region (Filipino: Rehiyon) is a administrative subdivision in the Philippines. ... Western Visayas one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VI. It consists of six provinces, namely, Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Guimaras and Iloilo and 17 cities making it the region with the most number of cities. ... Kalibo is the capital municipality of the province of Aklan in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A municipality (bayan in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is very similar to a village. ... House of Representatives of the Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Aklanon refers to the people of Aklan province in the Philippines, their language and culture. ... Hiligaynon or Ilonggo is an Austronesian language spoken in Western Visayas in the Philippines. ... Hiraya or Kinaray-a, is the mother language of the Western Visayas and it is spoken mainly in Iloilo, Antique and Capiz. ... Image File history File links Map of the Philippines showing the location of Aklan. ... Boracay is a small bone-shaped tropical island located approximately 200Km south of Manila and 2Km off the northwest tip of the mainland island of Panay in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. ... The Ati-Atihan festival, held every third Sunday of January in the town of Kalibo in the province of Aklan on the Philippine island of Panay, is the wildest among Philippine fiestas. ... 90 mile beach Australia A beach or strand is a geological formation consisting of loose rock particles such as sand, shingle, cobble, or even shell along the shoreline of a body of water. ... January is the first month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Santo Niño de Cebu is a is a representation of the Child Jesus, somewhat related to the Infant Jesus of Prague. ...

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People and Culture

Aklanon refers to the people of Aklan province in the Philippines, their language and culture. According to folk belief, Aklan derived its name from a river called Akean.


Economy

Geography

Political

Aklan is subdivided into 17 municipalities. A municipality (bayan in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ...


Municipalities

Altavas is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Balete is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Banga is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Batan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Buruanga is a 5th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Ibajay is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Kalibo is the capital municipality of the province of Aklan in the Philippines. ... Lezo is a 5th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Libacao is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Madalag is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Also one of the seven main principals of bushido, Makato is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Malay is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Malinao is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Nabas is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... New Washington is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Numancia is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ... Tangalan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. ...

Physical

History

Aklan, originally known as Minuro it Akean, is considered as the oldest province in the country and believed to have been established as early as 1213 by settlers from Borneo. Its first ruler was Datu Dinagandan. In 1399, Kalantiaw grabbed the throne. In 1433, Kalantiaw III formulated a set of laws that is known today as the Code of Kalantiaw. Kalantiaw is a fictional Filipino character created in 1913 by Jose E. Marco in his historical forgery, Las antiguas leyendes de la Isla de Negros (The ancient legends of the Island of Negros), which he attributed to a priest named Jose Maria Pavon. ... The Code of Kalantiaw was a legal code said to be written in 1433 by Datu Kalantiaw, a chief on the island of Negros in the Philippines. ...


The capital of Akean changed several times. Towards the end of the 14th century Datu Dinagandan moved the capital from the present Batan, which was captured in 1399 by Chinese adventurers under Kalantiaw, who forthwith ruled Aklan. In 1433, the son of Kalantiaw III laid down a written code of laws now known as the Code of Kalantiaw. The short-lived Kalantiaw dynasty ended when Kalantiaw III was slain in a duel with Datu Manduyog, legitimate successor to Datu Dinagandan. When Manduyog became the new ruler, he moved the capital to Bakan (ancient name of Banga) in 1437. Several datus succeeded Manduyog and when Miguel Lopez de Legaspi landed in Batan in 1565, Datu Kabanyag was ruling Aklan from what is now the town of Libacao.


Aklan finally became an independent province when President Magsaysay signed into law on April 25, 1956, Republic Act 1414 separating Aklan from Capiz. This law was authored by Cong. Godofredo P. Ramos .The province was inaugurated on November 8, 1956.


External links

  • The Official Website of the Provincial Government of Aklan
    http://popweb.i-next.net/~aklanpgo
  • The Official Website of the Municipality of Malinao, Aklan
  • The Official Website of Kalibo Ati-atihan Festival
    http://www.ati-atihan.net/atihome.html
  • The Official Website of Philippine Department of Tourism
    http://www.wowphilippines.com.ph/explore_phil/place_details.asp?content=description&province=37

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