GEOGRAPHY

GEOGRAPHY

The province of Antique is one of the six provinces comprising Western Visayas or Region VI and one of the four provinces in the island of Panay.

The Province of Antique is an elongated stretch of land occupying the entire western side of the island. It is bounded by the rugged central mountains of Panay, bordering on the provinces of Aklan in the northeast, Capiz on the east, Iloilo in the southeast and the Sulu Sea on the west. Its western-most and northernmost point is Semirara Island at 12°07'10?N 121°21'10?E, while its easternmost point is approximately 11°01'N 122°19.5'E. Anini-y is the province's most southerly point at 10°24'24?N 121°57'38?E. Resembling a seahorse in shape, it is 155 kilometres (96 mi) long and 35 kilometres (22 mi) at its widest point.

Antique has rugged and varied land. Nogas Island, Hurao-Hurao Island and Mararison Island have long stretches of white sand beaches that are ideal for shell-hunting. Batbatan Island on the other hand, appeals to scuba divers because of the well-preserved coral reefs. Mount Madia-as (or Madjaas), on the border with Aklan, is the highest peak on Panay. This 2,113 metres (6,932 ft) high mountain[9] is a dormant volcano with lakes and 14 waterfalls. It is said to be the legendary home of Bulalakaw, the supreme god of the ancients, and beckons as a challenge for hikers and trekkers.

The municipality of San Jose de Buenavista serves as the provincial capital, the center of commerce and trade, and the seat of the provincial government and national government agencies.

Antique Provincial Seal

Gov. Rhodora Cadiao

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Brgy. San Fernando

(C/O Precia Villavert Beach Resort)

San Jose de Buenavista

Antique, Philippines 5700

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