Guimaras, considered one of the exotic islands in the Philippines; believed to have been once part of the Panay group of islands. Original name was Himal-us. Once a sub-province of Iloilo, Guimaras was proclaimed as a regular and full-pledged province on May 22, 1992. It has 5 towns, with Jordan town as the capital. Located southwest of Panay Island and northwest of Negros Island, it has a land area of 604.65 sq. km. It has dry and wet season and population is estimated at 117,990. Hiligaynon is the native dialect but the residents also write and speak English and Pilipino, the national language. The province is basically agricultural with palay, coconut, mango, vegetables, livestock, poultry and fishing as major products. Its major industries are tourism, fruit processing, coconut processing, handicrafts making, mining, quarrying and lime production.

Places to Visit in Guimaras
Ang Pagtaltal sa Guimaras
Biri Cave
Bucoy Cave
Buenavista Wharf
Buho Ramirez Cave
Capitoguan Cave
Daliran Cave
Higante Cave
Hurot-hurot Cave
Macopo Falls
Natago Falls
Tatlong Pulo
Trapphist Monastry

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