New Washington History, Tourist Spots, Festival

New Washington is a 3rd class coastal municipality of Aklan Province in Western Visayas Region or Region 6, Philippines.

New Washington Aklan
New Washington Aklan (Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of New Washington Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northern part of Panay Island (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Kalibo (north), Batan (south), Balete and Banga (west)
Area –> 66.69 km2 (25.75 sq mi)
Population –> 45,007 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Coastal plain
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Fish, Corn, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Aklanon, Tagalog, English
Barangays –> 16
Revenue (2016) –> 102,264,882.49
Legislative District –> 1st
Government Officials
Congressman –> Carlito Marquez
Mayor –> Shimonette Francisco
Vice Mayor –> Kristian V. Peralta

History of New Washington

New Washington was created as a municipality on January 15, 1904. It was formerly called Fonda Lagatic, a name derived from Lagatik River which flows through the place.

Economy of New Washington

New Washington is an agricultural town where fish and rice are the primary products. Trading and other service industries dominate the economy of the town center. Tourism is being promoted as an alternative source of livelihood.

Tourist Spots in New Washington

Baywatch Area

Town Plaza
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish Church

Jaime Cardinal Sin Monument

Fatima Mangrove Reserve

Festival in New Washington

Pacto De Sangre OR Blood Compact Festival

Map of New Washington Municipality in Aklan Province

See also: Profile of Mayor Shimonette Francisco, Governor Florencio Miraflore

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