Iloilo Provincial Government website

Anilao

Municipal Seal of Anilao
Mayor: 
Lee Ann Debuque
Vice Mayor: 
Matet Debuque
District: 
3
Zipcode: 
5009
Telephone: 
+63 33 362 0401
+63 33 362 0459
Email Address: 
lgu_anilao@yahoo.com
Description: 

Anilao, Iloilo is a fourth class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 27,486 people. Anilao is politically subdivided into 21 barangays.

Like other towns along the coastal areas in the Island of Panay, Anilao was founded by a group of fishermen during the Pre-Spanish period. The former town site was near the mouth of the western bank of the Anilao River, where the town derived its name. The thick mangrove forest in the swamp bordering the mouth of the river afforded their fishing boats a good shelter during typhoons.