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MIAGAO

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 353 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MIAGAO, a town on the southern coast of the province of Iloilo, island of Panay, Philippine Islands, about 25 M. W.S.W. of the town of Iloilo, the capital. Pop. (1903), 20,656; in the same year the neighbouring town of San Joaquin (pop. 1903, 14,333) was incorporated with Miagao. It has a cool and healthful climate. The neighbouring country is hilly and sterile, but produces sibucao in considerable quantities. The weaving of fabrics of aback (Musa textilis), or Manila hemp, and pineapple fibre is the most important local industry. The language is Panay-Visayan.
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