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Leganes is a municipality in the province of Iloilo in the Philippines. It is located 11 km north of the capital Iloilo City and like majority of the towns that sprawl outward from the capital, is made up of houses, farms and light agricultural industry. The major throughofare runs right through the center of the town, and as the population of small towns (in any country) are not static the population hovers around approximately 26,000. A municipality (bayan in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Iloilo City is the capital of Iloilo province in The Philippines. ...

 Leganes, or Valencia, as the town was once known, acquired its storied past when two unrelated families with 

the same last name began to claim that the town was named after their ancestor, and this fighting eventually led to deaths on both sides that the Spanish Governate (who governed the Philippines since the mid 15th century and made the natives assume Spanish surnames for taxation purposes), put some from each family in jail and banished an equal number of both families to other providences and lastly to ensure that it the argument would be moot thay renamed the town Leganes after a city in Spain. Historians also claim that the Spanish interference also helped to incite the indigenous population against the SPanish occupation that was staring to take root at this time. Leganes has only one tourist site, the Parish of St Vincent Ferrer. St Vincent Ferrer was born in Valencia, Spain in 1350. ...

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Leganes « Explore Iloilo (709 words)
Leganes is a municipality or "town" located in the south central part of the Province of Iloilo, approximately 11 kilometers from Iloilo City.
Leganes is a fourth class municipality (as of December 2006) with an income of P29,075,900 in 2004.
Metro Iloilo is an inter-LGU cooperation composed of Iloilo City, the Province of Guimaras, and the municipalities of San Miguel, Pavia, Leganes, Oton, and Santa Barbara.
Iloilo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (786 words)
Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region.
Its capital is Iloilo City and is located at the southeast portion of Panay Island, bordering Antique to the west and Capiz to the north.
Iloilo is subdivided into 42 municipalities and 2 cities.
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