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Pototan

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Pototan is a first-class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the, it has a population of people.The town lies on the banks of the Suage River, north from Iloilo City. The town has an area of 94 km², 85% of which is agricultural land. In December 1997, it was declared as the "Christmas Capital of Western Visayas" because of its famed Christmas Festival of Lights.Considered the rice granary of Panay, the town is bordered by Dingle to the north, Zarraga to the south, Barotac Nuevo to the east, and Mina to the west.BarangaysPototan is politically subdivided into 50 barangays. Abangay Amamaros Bagacay Barasan Batuan Bongco Cahaguichican Callan Cansilayan Casalsagan Cato-ogan Cau-ayan Culob Danao Dapitan Dawis Dongsol Fundacion Guinacas Guibuangan Igang Intaluan Iwa Ilaud Iwa Ilaya Jamabalud Jebioc Lay-Ahan Primitivo Ledesma Ward (Pob. Lopez Jaena Ward (Pob.) Lumbo Macatol Malusgod Naslo Nabitasan Naga Nanga Pajo Palanguia Fernando Parcon Ward (Pob.) Pitogo Polot-an Purog Rumbang San Jose Ward (Pob.)(ethnic group)(town center). In that place was found a luxuriant growth of trees called "putat", after which the place was subsequently called "Kaputatan" or "place of many Putat trees." However, due to its hilly terrain and poor water supply, they decided to move nearer the bank of the Suage River, now called Pototan. In the middle of the 16th century, the Chinese traders arrived in Pototan.
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