Aklan (province)

province of the Philippines

Aklan (Akean) (Aklanon pronunciation: [ak'ɣan]) (Akeanon: Eaeawigan it Akean; Hiligaynon: Kapuoran sang Aklan) is a province of the Philippines in the Western Visayas region. It is the oldest province in the Philippines.[1][2] Its capital is Kalibo.

Map of the Philippines showing the location of Aklan
The flag of Aklan


People from Aklan are called Aklanons. They are thought to be descendants of the Austronesian-speaking immigrants who came to the Philippines during the Iron Age. The name came from the river Akean, which means where there is boiling.

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  1. "Historical Background | The Official Website of Aklan Province". Retrieved 2020-12-04.
  2. "Aklan: The Philippines' Oldest Province". ph.news.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2020-12-04.

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