Western Visayas

region of the Philippines

Western Visayas is an administrative region in the Philippines. It is also known as Region VI. The regional center is Iloilo City.

Western Visayas

Kabisay-an Nakatundan
Kanlurang Kabisayaan

Region VI
Jaro Cathedral in Iloilo City, IloiloThe Ruins in Talisay City, Negros Occidental
Roca Encantada House in Buenavista, Guimaras
Location in the Philippines
Location in the Philippines
Country Philippines
Island groupVisayas
Regional centerIloilo City
Area
 • Total20,794.18 km2 (8,028.68 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • Total7,536,383
 • Density360/km2 (940/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ISO 3166 codePH-06
Provinces
Cities
Municipalities117
Barangays4,051

It has six provinces: Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo and Negros Occidental. There are also two independent cities: Bacolod City and Iloilo City. Western Visayas has the islands of Panay and the smaller Guimaras, as well as several outlying islands. It also includes the western half of the island of Negros.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Census of Population (2015). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.