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Roxas City

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Things to do: historic sites, beaches, sightseeing
Roxas, officially the City of Roxas or Roxas City, is a component city in the province of Capiz, Philippines. It is considered as one of Panay Island's center of education, trade, economic activity and logistics. Once known as the Municipality of Capiz, the origin of the present name of the province, was renamed into Roxas City in honor of native Manuel Roxas, the First President of the Philippine Third Republic, after it became a chartered city on May 12, 1951.Languages spoken in Roxas City are Capiznon and Hiligaynon.Based on the 2010 census of population, the city has a population of 156,197 and a density of 1,542.89/km2 (3,996.07/sq mi) people with 95.4% literacy.The abundance of marine life makes Roxas City the "Seafood Capital of the Philippines." It has received Cleanest and Greenest Component City in Western Visayas Award in the Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran (GPK) Cleanliness and Environmental contest. The Department of Health (DOH) awarded the city with the Red Orchid Award for being "100 percent tobacco-free." It has also gained the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Seal of Good Housekeeping and won the Best Police Station in the region by the Philippine National Police.GeographyRoxas City is situated just east of the north-central coast of Panay Island with geographic coordinates of 11°35' N, 122°45' E. Its boundaries are: the Sibuyan Sea to the north, the municipality of Panitan to the south, the municipality of Ivisan to the west, and the municipality of Panay to the East. It is located 250nmi southeast of Manila and north of Iloilo City (Regional Capital). Travel time to Manila is 45 minutes by air and 18 hours by sea.
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