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LILOAN

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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 687 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LILOAN, a town of the province of Cebu, Philippine Islands, on the E. coast, ro m. N.E. of Cebu, the capital of the province. Pop. (1903), after the annexation of Compostela, 15,626. There are seventeen villages or barrios in the town, and eight of them had in 1903 a population exceeding r000. The language is Visayan. Fishing is the principal industry. Liloan has one of the principal coal beds on the island; and rice, Indian corn, sugar-cane and coffee are cultivated. Coconuts and other tropical fruits are important products.
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