Guimaras Province

Guimaras is an island province located Southeast of Panay and Northwest of Negros Island in Western Visayas, Philippines. The province of Guimaras is composed of five (5) municipalities and ninety-eight barangays (villages) with Jordan as the capital. The province takes pride in its pristine sandy beaches, coves, caves, islets, green landscapes, rustic countryside, agri-tourism sites and culturally-based festivals, offering unique experiences to visitors. Hiligaynon is the native language.

The five coastal municipalities have their own unique features. Jordan, the second oldest town, situated in the center of the island, is considered the primary growth and commercial center and gateway to Guimaras. Buenavista, the oldest of the five municipalities, is the center for higher education, considered the secondary growth center and alternative gateway to Guimaras. Nueva Valencia is the tourism capital and major fishing center of the province. San Lorenzo is the major agri-fishery producer and commuter gateway to Negros. Sibunag is the major agri-fishery producer and cargo port of entry linking Guimaras to Negros.

Guimaras Province has a total coastline length of 470.29 km and covers a land area of 60,457 ha. It consists of eight islands and has four major rivers, namely the Igang River, Sibunag River, Cabano River and Mantangingi River. The province has generally gently sloping to rolling topography with land elevation ranging from zero to 300 m above sea level. 

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