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DINAGYANG FESTIVAL, is an annual event, when the whole town rejoices, shouting their pride of being an Ilonggo and telling their culture. It is a wonderful looking back to the past. It is not just a celebration, it is a religious evangelization. Going to Iloilo ia more like a past fulfilled and a looking forward for future celebrations. It is our culture. The Aetaculture.
THE MASAKARA FESTIVAL, is a festival held each year in Bacolod, Philippines. It is held every weekend of October or on the closest weekend to October 19.

THE SINULOG FESTIVAL, is one of the grandest, most distinguished and most colorful festivals in the Philippines. The major festival is held each year on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City to honor the Santo Nino, or the child Jesus, who used to be the patron saint of the whole province of Cebu. It is fundamentally a dance ritual which remembers the Filipino people's pagan past and their recognition of Christianity.
The ATI-ATIHAN FESTIVAL is a feast held annually in january in honor of the Santo Nino concluding on the third Sunday, in the island and town of Kalibo, Aklan in the Philippines.
The SANDUGO FESTIVAL is an annual historical celebration that takes place every year in Tagbilaran City on the island of Bohol in the Philippines.

The Visayas Region is divided into three non-administrative sub-regions: Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, and Western Visayas. The region also has seven islands: Cebu, Bohol, Leyte, Masbate, Negros, Panay, and Samar — all of which have hidden gems to offer! Top things to do in Western Visayas 2021.1. Trip.com features the best things to do in Western Visayas Philippines, including travel-guide, attractions, restaurants, and cheap hotels. Visayas DINAGYANG FESTIVAL, is an annual event, when the whole town rejoices, shouting their pride of being an Ilonggo and telling their culture. It is a wonderful looking back to the past.

Summary data
Total local government units
Regions3
Provinces16
Cities27
Municipalities369
Barangays11,444
Population (2015)19,373,431

The Visayas (also known as the Visayan group of islands) is one of the three island groups making up the Philippine Archipelago. Its largest islands are Samar, Negros, Panay, Leyte, Cebu, and Bohol.

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As of 2015, the Visayas had a total population of 19,373,431, representing 19.19% of the entire population of the Philippines.

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The island group has three (3) regions, namely, Region VI (Western Visayas), Region VII (Central Visayas), and Region VIII (Eastern Visayas).

The Visayas is bordered, clockwise from the North, by the Tablas Strait, Sibuyan Sea, Jintotolo Channel, Visayan Sea, Samar Sea, Ticao Pass, San Bernardino Strait, Philippine Sea, Leyte Gulf, Surigao Strait, Bohol Sea, Dipolog Strait, and the Sulu Sea.

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List of regions

The regions of the Visayas encompass a total of sixteen (16) provinces, with an aggregate of twenty-seven (27) cities, and 369 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the island group is 11,444.

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RegionPopulation (2015)Regional centerProvincesTotal cities (HUC)Total cities (ICC)Total cities (CC)Total munTotal brgy
Western Visayas(Region VI)7,536,383Iloilo City
6
2
021174,051
Central Visayas(Region VII)7,396,898Cebu City
4
3
0131163,003
Eastern Visayas(Region VIII)4,440,150Tacloban
6
1
151364,390
Visayas Total19,373,43116612036911,444

Historical population

The population of the Visayas grew from 7,642,073 in 1960 to 19,373,431 in 2015, an increase of 11,731,358 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.41%, or an increase of 1,369,491 people, from the previous population of 18,003,940 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
2,863,077
3,810,7501.82%
5,590,1041.93%
6,414,5951.42%
7,642,0731.55%
9,032,4541.65%
10,133,3922.33%
11,112,5231.86%
13,041,9471.61%
14,158,4431.55%
15,528,3462.00%
17,159,4811.39%
18,003,9401.76%
19,373,4311.41%

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  1. Historical population derived from the sum of populations of regions currently under the island group. These region populations are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.

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