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* [[Iloilo]]
 
* [[Iloilo]]
 
* [[Negros Occidental]]
 
* [[Negros Occidental]]
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* [[Palawan]]
  
 
==Cities==
 
==Cities==
* [[Bacolod]] - Provincial capital of Negros Occidental famous for its MassKara festival.
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* [[Bacolod]] - Provincial capital of Negros Occidental famous for its MassKara festival and chicken ''inasal''.  
 
* [[Iloilo City]] - Provincial capital of Iloilo, home of the famous Dinagyang Festival.
 
* [[Iloilo City]] - Provincial capital of Iloilo, home of the famous Dinagyang Festival.
 
* [[Jordan (Philippines)]] - Provincial capital of Guimaras.
 
* [[Jordan (Philippines)]] - Provincial capital of Guimaras.
 
* [[Kalibo]] - Provincial capital of Aklan, gateway to the world famous [[Boracay]].
 
* [[Kalibo]] - Provincial capital of Aklan, gateway to the world famous [[Boracay]].
 
* [[San Jose de Buenavista]] - Provincial capital of Antique
 
* [[San Jose de Buenavista]] - Provincial capital of Antique
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* [[Puerto Princesa]] - Provincial capital of [[Palawan]]
 
* [[Roxas City]] - Provincial capital of Capiz.
 
* [[Roxas City]] - Provincial capital of Capiz.
  

Revision as of 07:12, 11 January 2013

Map of the Philippines showing the location of Western Visayas Region.

Western Visayas is a region in the Visayas in the Philippines. It is a grouping of the islands of Panay, half of the island of Negros, and the small island province of Guimaras. The island of Negros is shared with Central Visayas region. Panay Island consists of the provinces of Aklan, Antique, Capiz and Iloilo. Negros Occidental is in Negros Island and shares border with Negros Oriental which belongs to Central Visayas region.

The region is home to world-famous beach of Boracay Island which is off the coast of Malay.

The region is home to religious cultural festivals famous of which is the Ati-atihan Festival of [[Kalibo, Aklan]|Kalibo]] every January. Equally, popular is the MassKara Festival of Bacolod during the month of October. Another popular festival is Dinagyang Festival of Iloilo City every January.

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In the provinces of Negros Occidental, Guimaras and Iloilo, Hiligaynon is predominantly spoken while in Aklan; Akeanon is spoken, Capiznon is spoken in the province of Capiz. Kinaray-a is spoken alone in Antique. Minorities of Cebuano, Tagalog is spoken among the provinces. English is clearly understood by some and spoken by most of the middle and elite class.

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