Sara History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Sara is a 2nd class landlocked municipality of Iloilo province in Western Visayas Region, Philippines.

Sara Iloilo Municipal Hall
Sara (Iloilo) Municipal Hall (Credit: LGU of Sara Facebook Page)

Profile of Sara Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northeastern part of Iloilo Province in Panay Island, Western Visayas Region (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Pontevedra, President Roxas, and Pilar in Capiz (north), San Dionisio and Concepcion (east), Ajuy (south), Lemery (Iloilo) and Ma-ayon in Capiz (west)
Area –> 169.02 km2 (65.26 sq mi)
Population –> 52,631 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 122,576,062.95
Barangays –> 42
Terrain –> Low Land with some hills
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, sugar, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Hiligaynon, Capiznon, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 5th
Government Officials
Congressman –> Raul C. Tupas
Mayor –> Jon Aying
Vice Mayor –> Jess A. Salcedo

History of Sara

Sara used to be a territory of Concepcion. In 1877, the Augustinian Friars organized a parish and later evolved into a pueblo. Sugar plantations were established and by the early 20th century, the town had its own sugar mill. After the Second World War, the sugar mill closed its operation due to stiff competition and lack of new technology.

Economy of Sara

Sara is an agricultural town where sugar and rice are the main products. The town however is considered the commercial, transport and banking center of the eastern part of Panay Island. A big mall owned by Gaisano Group opened in 2019.

Tourist Spots in Sara

Sara Public Plaza
Bajada Farm and Resort
St. John the Baptist Parish Church

Festivals of Sara

Sulay Basya Festival
Map of Sara Municipality in Iloilo Province

See also: Profile of Mayor Jon Aying, Governor Arthur Defensor Jr.

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