Antique is located in the western side of Panay Island. The provinces of Aklan,
Capiz, and Iloilo are its
neighbors in the east. The Sulu Sea borders the province in the west. Terrain is mostly hilly and mountainous with narrow
coastal plains. Notable mountains include Mt. Nangtud (2,048 meters high), Mt. Llorente (1,479), and Mt. Inaman (1,350).
Seasons are not very pronounced in the northern part of the province but the southern part is dry from November to April
and wet during the rest of the year.
Antique Provincial Capitol
The people of Antique call themselves Antiquenos.
J. Elizalde Navarro - 1999 National Artist for visula art (painting)
Economic Profile, Products, Industries
Farmin and fishing are the main economic activities in the province. Agricultural production in 2007 are
as follows (figure in thousand metric tons, rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory of Antique in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
As of 2006, there were 19 banks operating in the province with total deposits of 2.9 billion pesos.
Poverty incidence stood at 51.6 in 2006, very high compared to the country's average of 32.9%
Food processing, herbal production and processing can be profitable ventures. Tourism-related projects are also
recommended. Tapping the rivers for electricity and irrigation are viable projects considering that Panay Island especially Iloilo
has a shortage of electricity.