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SILAY

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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 89 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SILAY, a town of the province of Negros Occidental, island of Negros, Philippine Islands, on the N.W. coast, about to m. N. of Bacolod, the capital of the province. Pop. (1903, after the annexation of Guimbalon and a portion of Eustaquio Lopez) - 22,000. There are more than fifty barrios or villages in the town and the largest of these had, in 1903, 3834 inhabitants. The language is Visayan. There is a considerable coasting trade, sugar, brought by a tramway from neighbouring towns, is shipped from here, and the cultivation of sugar-cane is an important in- dustry; Indian corn, tobacco, hemp, cotton and cacao are also grown.
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