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Visayan Islands

(vĭsī`ən), large island group (1990 pop. 13,794,991), c.24,000 sq mi (62,160 sq km), in and around the Visayan Sea, central Philippines. The group includes BoholBohol
, island (1990 pop. 948,403), 1,491 sq mi (3,862 sq km), the Philippines, one of the Visayan Islands, SW of Leyte. It is a major corn-producing area. Rice, cacao, and hemp are also grown, and manganese and copper are mined.
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, CebuCebu
, island, 1,702 sq mi (4,408 sq km), one of the Visayan Islands, the Philippines, between Leyte and Negros. The coastal plains are intensely cultivated and densely populated.
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, LeyteLeyte
, island (1990 pop. 1,689,756), 2,785 sq mi (7,213 sq km), one of the Visayan Islands, the Philippines, between Luzon and Mindanao. A fertile agricultural land, it is the nation's leading producer of sweet potatoes and bananas and a major producer of corn and peanuts.
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, MasbateMasbate
, island, 1,262 sq mi (3,269 sq km), the Philippines, one of the Visayan Islands, S of SE Luzon. Gold, which has been mined there for centuries, is still produced in quantity; copper is also mined. The densely populated coastal plains are intensively cultivated.
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, NegrosNegros
, island (1990 pop. 3,182,252), 4,905 sq mi (12,704 sq km), one of the Visayan Islands, 4th largest of the Philippines, between Panay and Cebu. Although mountainous (Mt. Canloan, a volcano, rises to c.
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, PanayPanay
, island (1990 pop. 3,136,425), 4,446 sq mi (11,515 sq km), one of the Visayan Islands, 6th largest of the Philippines, NW of Negros. Primarily agricultural with extensive lowlands, it is a major rice and sugarcane producing area.
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, SamarSamar
, island (1990 pop. 1,246,722), 5,050 sq mi (13,079 sq km), 3d largest of the Philippines, one of the Visayan Islands, NE of Leyte (from which it is separated by the narrow San Juanico Strait). It has commercial coconut and abaca plantations.
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, and hundreds of smaller islands. Samar and Leyte, on the east, act as buffers, protecting the other islands from storms and giving them a mild, Mediterranean-type climate that permits intensive cultivation. The coastal plains of Samar and Leyte are densely populated. Cebu, Negros, and Panay are the commercial heart of the Visayan Islands. Cebu city is one of the region's trade, transportation, industrial, and cultural centers.
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Alcatel-Lucent will transform the existing Globe WiMax network to state-of-the-art LTEC TDD and LTE-FDD technology to help meet the ever-increasing demand for high speed mobile Internet access in the Visayas and Mindanao regions of the Philippines.
The east coast of Luzon is very sparsely populated for precisely this reason, and this may be the future that awaits the eastern Visayas as well if storms of this scale become more frequent.
Ayala Land started in Makati City, the riches commercial district in the Philippines, and has been behind big projects in the country, including the Bonifacio Global City, Cebu Park District, Abreza in Davao, Centrio in Cagayan de Oro, and its newly-opened project in the Visayas, which is the District Northpoint in Negros Oriental.
She said the Cebu-Doha route played a significant role in the growth of arrivals by European visitors coming to Cebu and the rest of Central Visayas.
Most other regions had relatively small changes, but in three, the level of unplanned childbearing was markedly lower in 1998 than in 1993: Southern Mindanao (a 30% reduction, from 47% to 33%), Eastern Visayas (a decline of 35%) and Bicol (a 21% drop).
The tourism sector in other provinces within the region and those in the rest of the Visayas and Mindanao will be encouraged to attend the Phil-Incentive Conference in June in Cebu.
CEO Piamonte has likewise tasked VP-COO Engineer Ricardo Bernardo to lead exploration and the more detailed construction of new gold mill plant, eventually operation of new mines especially in Northern Luzon Island, including Visayas Islands.
Catalbas said that one of the methods to fill the increasing number of accommodation rooms in Western Visayas is to accelerate the number of flights in the province.
Manila: Three people were killed while five others were reported missing after tropical depression Sinlaku dumped heavy rains and caused massive flooding in Central Visayas and the Caraga region in Mindanao, officials said.
With its rainfall of 266 millimetres over less than 24 hours, Typhoon Fung-Wong (Mario) is now being compared more to the destructive Ketsana (Ondoy) that inundated Metro Manila for one week in September 2009 than the Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), which brought very powerful winds that devastated the Visayas islands.
Lacierda described Petilla's performance as "excellent", noting that even foreign observers who have witnessed disasters in other countries admitted that the repair and rehabilitation of energy infrastructure in the Visayas was faster.
Both parties use their own niche and media type to make Eastern Visayas known internationally.