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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 210 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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POTOTAN, a town of the province of Iloilo, island of Panay, Philippine Islands, on the Jalaur river, about 17 M. N. of Iloilo. Pop. (1903), 37,373, including the population of Dingle (12,129) and Mina (4280), annexed after the census was taken. There is a fine church in the old town and a large stone church in Dingle; in the old town are several other buildings of masonry and some beautiful " fire " trees for shade. The principal industries are the cultivation of sugar-cane, Indian corn, rice, tobacco and hemp, and the raising of cattle, carabaos, sheep and horses.
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