Roxas

Roxas
/roh"hahs/; Sp. /rddaw"hahs/, n.
Manuel /mah nwel"/, 1892-1948, Philippine statesman: 1st president of the Philippines 1946-48.

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      city, northern Panay, Philippines. It lies along the Panay River delta 4 miles (6.5 km) from its mouth on the Sibuyan Sea. The city was formerly called Capiz. Its outport, Port Capiz, accommodates interisland traffic. The northern terminus of the transisland railway from Iloilo, Roxas serves as the entrepôt for a fertile agricultural area, exporting surplus rice to nearby islands. The city also has an airport. The old town of Panay, 3 miles (5 km) southeast, was the second Spanish settlement (1569) in the Philippines. Inc. city, 1951. Pop. (2000) 126,352.

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  • Roxas — 1 Original name in latin Roxas Name in other language Roxas State code PH Continent/City Asia/Manila longitude 17.11894 latitude 121.62014 altitude 60 Population 16618 Date 2011 07 31 2 Original name in latin Roxas Name in other language Paclasan …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Roxas — /roh hahs/; Sp. /rddaw hahs/, n. Manuel /mah nwel /, 1892 1948, Philippine statesman: 1st president of the Philippines 1946 48 …   Useful english dictionary

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