Capiz Province is a province of the Philippines located in the
northeastern part of Panay Island. It is bounded on the north by Aklan and
the Visayan sea, on the east and south by Iloilo Province and on the west by Antique.
Except for the high mountains in the
far west, terrain is mostly flat. Seasons are not very pronounced: dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.
The people of Capiz are called Capizenos.
Capiz Provincial Capitol
Famous People from Capiz
Economic Profile, Products and Industries
- Manuel Roxas - President
- Cornelio Villareal - Speaker of the House of Representative (1962 - 1967, 1971 - 1972)
- Jovita Fuentes - 1976 National Artist for music
- Daisy H. Avellana - 1999 National Artist
Poverty incidence stood at 30.2% in 2006, the lowest in Western Visayas Region and slightly lower than the
country's average of 32.9%. Agriculture is main economic activity in the province. Farm and fishery ouput in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand metric tons, rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory of Capiz in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
Other farm products include cutflower, rootcrops, and vegetables.
There were 31 banks in the province as of 2007 with total deposits of 5.6 billion pesos.
Capiz has the potential to develop further its fishery and cutflower industries to make an impact on the lives
of the people. Investors may put up a modern cold storage plant. Food processing plants, organic fertilizer, feed milling, and furniture
factories are examples of light manufacturing industries that have potential for development in the province. Tourism-related
ventures such as hotels and resorts as well as demonstration farms are recommended.
See List of Cities and Municipalities of Capiz Province
Places of Interest / Tourist Spots in Capiz Province
- Panublion Museum in Roxas City
- President Roxas museum also in Roxas City
- Sta. Monica Church also called Pan-ay Church which was built in 1878, has the largest bell in southeast Asia.
- Suhotan Cave in Jamindan
- Igang Cave in Maayon
- Balisong Cave in Pilar
- Pangilatan Ecotourism Park
- Marugo Eco-resort
Capitol photo credit to heritageconservation.wordpress.com
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