MUNICIPALITY OF MIAG-AO
Mayor: JULIETA N. FLORES
Vice Mayor: RAUL FACON
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BRIEF HISTORY
Miag-ao became an independent municipality in 1716. It used to be a part or arrabal of several towns in the first District in Iloilo.  

From 1716 to the present, Miag-ao has had 133 townheads with Julieta Noble Flores as the incumbent Mayor.  

How it derived its name has several versions. Firstly, it was believed that the word Miag-ao came from the name of a plant that grew abundantly in the place then called "Miagos". Secondly, it was derived from the name of an old Negrito called Miyagaw who when asked of the name of the place by the Spaniards, gave his name instead. The Spaniards mistook the answer as the response to their query.  

There is a third version, which relates that the name Miagao came from the love story of two young lovers Maya and Gao.

 
LOCATION AND ACCESSIBILITY
Miag-ao is one of the seven towns comprising the First District of Iloilo Province. It is situated 40 kilometers Southwest of Iloilo City and 58 kilometers from San Jose, the capital town of Antique.  

Overlooking the island of Negroes towards South China Sea, Miag-ao is bounded by the towns of Igbaras to the Northeast, by Guimbal to the East, by San Joaquin to the West and by Sibalom, Antique to the Northwest.

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RESOURCE PROFILE
Land Area 

The municipality has a total land area of 15,722.04 hectares. The poblacion, composed of eight (8) barangays, has an area of 299.54 hectares while the rest of the 119 barangays has a total area 15,422.50 hectares.

Land Use
Topography 

Miag-ao is partly coastal and partly mountainous town. In general, its terrain is rolling with mountain ranges serving as border between Miag-ao and part of the Province of Antique and other neighboring towns of Iloilo.  

The poblacion is situated in a hill overlooking the sea and public institutions are located in a plateau. The low and high mountains lying close to the river, plus the narrow coastal plains stretching 16 kilometers are varied topographical features of Miag-ao.

Soils Type Mineral Resources  

It has abundant source of ceramic clay used for potteries and mixtures of sand and lime structure called the Miag-ao stone used as building material like the one used in building the Miag-ao church.

 
DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE
 
ECONOMIC PROFILE
Agriculture

Miag-ao is basically an agricultural town with rice production as the primary crop. Yellow and White corn are considered as secondary crops while mongo, peanuts, bulbs, onions, tomatoes, eggplants, and root crops are also produced as alternate crops.
Fishery - Bangus and other species fry, varied speciesof adult fishes.
Livestock - Cattles, Carabaos, Hogs and Swines, Goats and Poultry

Major industries

Aside from agriculture, many are also engaged in salt making, bamboo craft, pottery making, loom weaving, candy making, fish preservation, peanut products processing and fishing.


INTERESTING PLACES
Attractions Interesting economic activities

INFRASTRUCTURE AND UTILITIES


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