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Map of the Philippines showing Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao
Map of the Philippines showing Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao

Visayas is one of the three island groupings in the Philippines along with Luzon and Mindanao. It consists of several islands, forming the central part of the country's archipelago. Map of the Philippines showing Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... Map of the Philippines showing Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzón, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzón, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... An archipelago is a landform which consists of a chain or cluster of islands. ...


The major islands are:

Contents

Panay is an island in the Philippines located in the Visayas. ... Negros is an island of the Philippines located in the Visayas. ... Cebu is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... Bohol is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... Leyte (pronounced LAY-teh or LAY-tee) is an island in the Visayas group of the Philippines. ... Samar is an island in the Visayas, which is in the central Philippines. ...


Regions and Provinces

Politically, Visayas is divided into 3 regions which are further subdivided into 16 provinces.


Western Visayas (Region VI)

Western Visayas consists of the island of Panay and the western half of Negros. Its provinces are: Western Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VI. It consists of seven provinces, namely, Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo and Palawan and 17 cities making it the region with the most number of cities. ... Panay is an island in the Philippines located in the Visayas. ... Negros is an island of the Philippines located in the Visayas. ...

Aklan is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... 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. ... Guimaras is an island province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Negros Occidental is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Palawan is an island province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ...

Central Visayas (Region VII)

Central Visayas includes the islands of Cebu and Bohol, and the eastern half of Negros. Its provinces are: Central Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VII. It is part of the Visayas. ... Cebu is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... Negros is an island of the Philippines located in the Visayas. ...

Bohol is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... Cebu is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... Negros Oriental is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... Siquijor is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ...

Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)

Eastern Visayas consists of the islands of Leyte and Samar. Its provinces are: Eastern Visayas Eastern Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VIII. It consists of six provinces, namely, Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Samar (Western Samar) and Southern Leyte. ... Leyte (pronounced LAY-teh or LAY-tee) is an island in the Visayas group of the Philippines. ... Samar is an island in the Visayas, which is in the central Philippines. ...

Biliran is one of the smallest provinces in the Philippines and it is located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... Leyte is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... Southern Leyte is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... Eastern Samar is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... Northern Samar is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... Samar, formerly Western Samar, is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ...

History

The Visayas first came to contact with Spain in the early to late 16th century by Portuguese and Spanish explorers, led by Ferdinand Magellan, Ruy López de Villalobos and Miguel López de Legazpi in 1521, 1543 and 1565 who arrived, explored and colonized the region. (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... Ferdinand Magellan (Portuguese: Fernão de Magalhães, IPA pron. ... Ruy López de Villalobos (c. ... // Headline text == Miguel López de Legazpi (b. ...


Legend

There are legends, which are compiled in the book Maragtas, which tells the story of the ten chiefs (Datus) who escaped from the tyranny of Datu Makatunaw from Borneo to the islands of Panay. The chiefs and followers are believed to be the ancestors of the Visayan people. The arrival is celebrated in the Festival of the Ati-Atihan in Kalibo, Aklan. While these are stories, they are believed to be based on actual facts and events which were compiled into a book by Pedro Alcantara Monteclaro, written in 1907. A legend (Latin, legenda, things to be read) is a narrative of human actions that are perceived both by teller and listeners to take place within human history and to possess certain qualities that give the tale verisimilitude. ... Datu is the title for ancient tribal chieftains in the pre-hispanic Philippines. ... The Visayan languages of the Philippines, along with Tagalog and Bikol, are part of the Central Philippine language family. ... Arrival is the fourth album by Swedish group ABBA, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music). ... The Ati-Atihan festival is named after the Ati, the indigenious natives of the island before the arrival of the Malay in the 10th century and the Spanish in the 16th century. ... Kalibo is the capital municipality of the province of Aklan in the Philippines. ... Aklan is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...

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. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and provinces (click for larger version). ... Western Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VI. It consists of seven provinces, namely, Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo and Palawan and 17 cities making it the region with the most number of cities. ... Aklan is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... 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. ... Guimaras is an island province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Negros Occidental is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Palawan is an island province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Central Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VII. It is part of the Visayas. ... Bohol is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... Cebu is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... Negros Oriental is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... Siquijor is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... Eastern Visayas Eastern Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VIII. It consists of six provinces, namely, Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Samar (Western Samar) and Southern Leyte. ... Biliran is one of the smallest provinces in the Philippines and it is located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... Eastern Samar is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... Leyte is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... Northern Samar is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... Samar, formerly Western Samar, is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... Southern Leyte is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ...

External links

  • Iloilo Online
  • Iloilo Photos

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