Aklan (province)

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

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.

History[change | change source]

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.

Notable people[change | change source]

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References[change | change source]

  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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