Land area – 4,719.4 sq.km
Iloilo City, Iloilo Province – now, don’t be confused. The entire province comprised of 42 municipalities and 2 cities is called Iloilo. The capital of Iloilo province is also called Iloilo.
Population - more than 2 Million souls- predominantly Catholic you see (sorry, no recent figures here; the last census was 6 years ago)
Location – Iloilo is in triangular-shaped Panay island, the Philippines’ 6th largest. Panay is somethere at the center of the Philippine archipelago. Exploreiloilo.com’s byline says it well: ILOILO–heart of the Philippines.
Three other provinces occupy Panay as well: Capiz (the seafood capital of the Philippines), Antique and Aklan (home province of world-famous Boracay island).
Panay’s four other provinces, together with the island-province of Guimaras (just 15 minutes away from Iloilo City) and the province of Negros Occidental in Negros Island comprise the Western Visayas Region or Region VI.