Iloilo City
The City of Iloilo is a highly urbanized city in the Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

 and the capital city of Iloilo province. It is the regional center of the Western Visayas
Western Visayas
Western Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VI. It consists of six provinces; Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Guimaras and Iloilo and 16 cities making it the region with the highest number of cities. Iloilo City is the regional center...

, as well as the center of the Iloilo-Guimaras Metropolitan Area
Metro Iloilo-Guimaras
The Iloilo-Guimaras Metropolitan Area or Metro Iloilo-Guimaras is a metropolitan area encompassing the highly urbanized city of Iloilo City, the Regional Agro-Industrial Center of Pavia, Iloilo, the towns of Oton, Iloilo, Leganes, Iloilo, Santa Barbara, Iloilo and San Miguel, Iloilo and the...

. In the 2007 census, Iloilo City had a population of 418,710 with a 1.8% population annual growth rate. It is bordered by the towns of Oton in the east, Pavia
Pavia, Iloilo
--Pavia is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 44,32. Arcadio H. Gorriceta is its present mayor. The Catholic church, currently undergoing restoration, is similar to one in Pavia, Italy. Pavia covers only 3,804...

 in the north, Leganes
Leganes, Iloilo
For the Spanish city of the same name, see LeganésLeganes is a 4th class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. It is located 11 km north of the capital Iloilo City. Like most Philippine towns that sprawl outward from the capital, is made up of houses, farms and light agricultural...

 in the northeast and the Iloilo Strait in its eastern and southern coastline.