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Panay is an island in the Philippines, the most northwesterly of the Visayas group.

Four provinces are mainly or entirely on Panay:

Panay is shown in orange
The other large island shown is Negros

Iloilo City is the largest city on Panay and the main hub for both air and sea transport.

The island of Boracay, located just off northern Panay, is one of the best-known and most heavily developed beach resort areas in the country. It is part of Aklan Province and is generally reached via Kalibo.

Panay has many religious and cultural festivals including the Ati-atihan Festival in Kalibo and Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo. both in January.

The larger island of Negros is southeast of Panay. Its largest city, Bacolod, is right across a strait from Iloilo City and is easily accessible with a short ferry ride.

The small island province of Guimaras is in the strait between Panay and Negros and is generally reached by ferry from Iloilo City.

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