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Location
 
    The Province occupies the southern and northeastern portion of Panay Island. 
 
Boundaries
 
    North - Province of Capiz and Jintotolo Channel   
    South - Guimaras Strait   
    East - Panay Gulf and Iloilo Strait   
    West - Province of Antique
 
Land Area
 
Iloilo Province has a total land area of 466,342 has. or 4,663 sq. km., classified into the following: 
Alienable or Disposable Lands 350,285.41 has. (75.113%)
Agricultural
345,463.83 has. (74.080%)
Fishpond
4,821.58 has.   (1.033%)
 
Classified Forestlands  116,056.59 has. (24.887%)
Upland
109,041.89 has. (23.383%)
Mangrove
7,014.70 has.   (1.504%)
Source:  DENR, Region VI
 
Political Subdivision
 
    The whole Province of Iloilo is divided into 5 congressional districts, namely:
 
1st District
2nd District
3rd District
4th District
5th District
Igbaras Alimodian Badiangan Anilao Ajuy
Guimbal Leganes Bingawan Banate Balasan
Miag-ao Leon Cabatuan Btac. Nuevo Btac. Viejo
Oton New Lucena Calinog Dingle Batad
Tigbauan Pavia Janiuay Duenas Carles
Tubungan San Miguel Lambunao Dumangas Concepcion
San Joaquin Sta. Barbara Maasin Passi Estancia
  Zarraga Mina San Enrique Lemery
    Pototan   San Dionisio
        San Rafael
        Sara
 
Topography
 
The topography of the Province of Iloilo varies from flat lands and rolling hills to mountain peaks and ranges.  The mountain ranges lie along the border between Iloilo and Antique and the Province of Capiz, and rolls down into a flat plain towards the coastal towns.  Almost one-third of the entire province is considered flat. 

 
Climate and Rainfall (1997)
 
It is dry from December to June and wet from July to November along the southern-northern part of the province and portion of the central municipalities.  There’s no distinct wet and dry season in the Iloilo-Capiz border.  The annual rainfall is 1,593.80 mm., but the average annual rainfall for the past five years (1993-1997) is 2,354.94 mm. 

 
Soil
 
There are seventeen types of soil found in the Province.  Generally, the soil is fertile and suitable to almost all types of agricultural crops.  The loam type of soil is predominant and conducive to farming. 

 
Water Sources
 
About 150 rivers and creeks transverse the entire province and these are identified as possible sources of irrigation water.  The Jalaur river basin records the highest annual flow and is considered as the major source of irrigation water by the proponents of the Jalaur Multi-Purpose Project.  The province has potential underground water supply, which is still untapped for domestic use. 

 
Income Class
  
Income Class
Iloilo Province
2nd class
1 component city
3rd class
8 municipalities
4th class
20 municipalities
5th class
14 municipalities
total
43
Source:  DOF
  
  
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