Aklan is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas. Aklan encompasses the northwestern portion of Panay Island and nearby Boracay Island, both situated within the Visayas island group. Its capital is the town of Kalibo.
Ati-atihan Festival of Kalibo, Aklan
Aklan is the oldest province in the Philippines, organized in 1213 by settlers from Borneo, as the Minuro it Akean to include what is now Capiz. It became an independent province when President Magsaysay signed into law on a Republic Act separating Aklan from Capiz. Aklan was inaugurated as an independent province thereafter.
Most Akeanons derive livelihood from rice, corn, coconut, abaca, and pottery making. Fishponds and offshore fishing employ many persons in the province. What thrive in Aklan are small-scale industries like piña cloth weaving, abaca and bamboo handicraft.