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Overview

People Here Are Called: Aklanons

Known for:Boracay, Ati-Atihan Festival

Top Landmarks and Tourist Spots:

Boracay, the province's top tourist destination, is known throughout the world for its fine white sand beaches and crystal clear waters.

Major Crops:Rice, corn, coconut, abaca

Major Industries:Farming, fishing, pottery making, piña cloth weaving, abaca and bamboo handicraft; tourism

Brief History:

According to legend, Aklan was organized in 1213 by settlers from Borneo ruled by the chieftain Datu Dinagandan which traded with its neighbouring islands. Aklan then became a part of the Kedatuan of Madja-as.

Datu Kabanyag was the chieftain when Spanish explorer Miguel López de Legazpi landed in the town of Batan and claimed the island for Spain in 1565.

The Japanese invaded Aklan in 1942. Aklanon guerrillas, along with Filipino and American army liberated Aklan in 1945. 

Aklan was inaugurated as an independent province on November 8, 1956 when President Magsaysay signed RA 1414 separating Aklan from Capiz.

General Information


Island
Visayas
Region
REGION VI (WESTERN VISAYAS)
Province
AKLAN
Capital
Kalibo
Language & Dialects
Population
575,000 (2015, PSA)
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