Concepcion (Iloilo) History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Concepcion is a 3rd class coastal municipality of Iloilo province in Western Visayas Region, Philippines.

Concepcion (Iloilo) Municipal Hall
Concepcion (Iloilo) Municipal Hall (Credit: wiki commons)

Profile of Concepcion Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northeastern part of Iloilo Province in Panay Island, Western Visayas Region (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> San Dionisio (north), Ajuy and Sara (west)
Area –> 86.12 km2 (33.25 sq mi)
Population –> 43,159 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 112,289,550.51
Barangays –> 25
Terrain –> Low Land with some hills
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Hiligaynon, Capiznon, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 5th
Government Officials
Congressman –> Raul C. Tupas
Mayor –> Raul Banias
Vice Mayor –> Milliard S. Villanueva

History of Concepcion

Concepcion used to be the capital of a “Commandancia” which is the equivalent of a sub-province located in the northeastern part of Panay Island. The Commandancia had since been absorbed by the province of Iloilo.

Economy of Concepcion

Concepcion is an agricultural town where fish and rice are the main products. At the town center called Poblacion, commercial activities such as trading and services are found. Manufacturing is limited to small scale production of handicrafts and processed food, repair of furniture and machineries as well as tailoring and hollow block making.

Concepcio is the home of a large coal-fired power plant. It is also the location of a busy fish landing port.

Tourist Spots in Concepcion

Agho Island
Bulobadiangan Island
Lumpatan Beach in Quiniluban Island
Sand Bar Island Beach

Tago Island
Igbon Island
Bagosipol Island
Botlog Island
Sombrero Island
Pan de Azucar
Rizal Park
Saint Mary the Anawin Parish Church

Festivals in Concepcion

Tampisaw Festival

Map of Concepcion Municipality in Iloilo Province

See also: Profile of Mayor Raul Banias, Governor Arthur Defensor Jr.

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