The province of Aklan is located in the northern part of Panay Island. Its neigbors are Capiz Province in the southeast
and Antique in the southwest. The Jintotolo Channel borders the province in the north.
Its territory includes the islands of Boracay, Caluya, Sibay, Semirara, and Simbolon.
The northwest and southwest parts are mountainous while the rest are
flat lands. Seasons are not very pronounced: dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.
Aklan Provincial Capitol
The people af Aklan are called Aklanons.
Famous People from Aklan
Victorino V. Mapa - Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (1920 - 1921)
Economic Profile, Products and Industries
Main economic activities are farming and fishing. Agricultural production of Aklan in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand metric tons, rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
The province has cottage industries producing rattan and nito baskets and other crafts. Tourism is mostly
concentrated in Boracay, the country's best known resort island, and in the capital town of Kalibo where the Ati-Atihan Festival
is held every third week of January. The island of Semirara is the country's number one producer of coal. As of 2007, there were 33 banks with total depsoits of 4.9 billion pesos.
Poverty incidence is very high. In 2006, it stood at 52%, well above the country's average of 32.9%.
Tourism-related ventures, production of high value commercial crops and commercial cattle raising are the most
feasible businesses to to put up in the province. Food processing, production of organic textile and clothing, furniture, and jewelry
are highly recommended businesses. The development of an international airport in the town of Malay can be viable considering the
growth of tourism not only in Boracay Island but also in other parts of the province particularly in the capital town of Kalibo.