About Banga

Banga is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. According to the 2000 census it has 6,469 households. This small town has repeatedly won national competitions for the "Most Beautiful Town" in the country. It is the site of a popular educational institution in the province, the Aklan State University.

Among its most notable features is the Manduyog Hill where an annual pilgrimage is conducted on Good Friday visiting the 14 Stations of the Cross, praying the rosary and offering candles at each stop while climbing towards the peak where an aproximately 40-meter high lighted Cross stands.

Ro banwa it Banga, sono sa 2000 sensus, hay may 6,469 ka panimaeay.

Ro banwa ay gintunga sa 30 ka mga barangay: Agbanawan, Bacan, Badiangan, Cerrudo, Cupang, Daguitan, Daja Norte, Daja Sur, Dingle, Jumarap, Lapnag, Libas, Linabuan Sur, Mambog, Mangan, Muguing, Pagsanghan, Palale, Poblacion, Polo, Polocate, San Isidro, Sibalew, Sigcay, Taba-ao, Tabayon, Tinapuay, Torralba, Ugsod, ag Venturanza.

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Total land area: 32,128 hectares

No. of barangays: 30
Location boundaries:
North - Kalibo
Northeast - New Washington
Southeast - Balete
South - Madalag
Southwest - Malinao
Northwest - Lezo

Major products: rice, corn, vegetables, peanuts, bananas, coconut, livestock & poultry and tropical fruits, e.g. rambutan, calamansi, mandarin, oranges, durian, jackfruit, marang and lanzones.

Banga is considered the social capital of Aklan Province. It has the biggest dancing hall in the whole island of Panay. Banga also takes pride of the presence of Manduyog Hill, famous for its beauty, 14 stations of the cross and a big cross atop the hill which is Aklan’s counterpart of Mount Calvary. This landmark has become the focus of the annual Holy Week celebration in the province and a tourist attraction.

Source: http://www.kalibo-cable.tv