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SANTA BARBARA

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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 185 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SANTA BARBARA, a town of Iloilo province, island of Panay, Philippine Islands, on the S.E. coast, on the Jalaur river, a few miles N. of Iloilo, the capital of the province. Pop. (1go3), after the annexation of Zarraga, Lucena, Pavia and Leganes, 37,621; subsequently Pavia (pop. in 1903, 5700) was annexed to Jaro. There are 87 barrios or villages in the town, only three of these had a population in 1903 exceeding r000. The language is Visayan. The principal industries are the cultivation of sugar cane, Indian corn, rice, cacao, coco-nut palm and tobacco, and the raising of cattle.
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