Iloilo is a province located in the region of Western Visayas in the Philippines. Its capital is Iloilo City. Iloilo takes its name from Irong-Irong, the old name of the city of Iloilo, a tongue of land that sticks out like a nose on the south of Iloilo River. Irong is a local word for nose.
The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
The climate in this province is a tropical wet and dry climate as according to the Köppen climate classification system, with pronounced wet season.
The driest months and therefore the best time to visit Iloilo is from January to June. December is also a good time to visit, but you can expect high rates from hotels during this month. If you want to visit Iloilo during its low season, August is the best time to do so, though you should expect plenty of rain.
The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
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CITIES & TOWNS
The Iloilo province is divided into 42 Municipalities, 1 Independent City, 1 Component City:
There are 55 outlying islands surrounding the mainland of Iloilo which are under the jurisdiction of the province.
POINTS OF INTEREST
The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Iloilo province:
The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Iloilo throughout the year:
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Iloilo province.
Where in the Philippines is Iloilo located?
Iloilo is occupies the central and eastern section of Panay island in the Western Visayas region.
Is Iloilo a city or province?
Iloilo is a province with its capital of the same name.
What is the Capital of Iloilo?
The capital of Iloilo is Iloilo City.
What is Iloilo famous?
Iloilo is famous for Dinagyang Festival, heritage sites, la paz batchoy, and pancit molo.
How do I get to Iloilo?
There are several ways to get to Iloilo, the most common being from Manila:
- Bus Ferry | 18 hours | $20-$28
- Ferry | 20 hours | $17-$126
- Plane | 1.25 hours | $28-$100
How many islands are in Iloilo?
There are 55 islands in the province of Iloilo.
What does Iloilo mean?
Iloilo came from the Hiligaynon word “Ilong-Ilong” or the Kinaray-a “Irong-Irong”, meaning nose-like, which refers to the nose-shaped islet formed by the river now called Iloilo River.
How Safe is Traveling in Iloilo?
Iloilo is very safe for locals and tourists.
Is the climate in Iloilo the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate is Iloilo is considered tropical. It is similar most provinces of the Philippines.
To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below …
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