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Roxas city, capital of Capiz, is located at the northeastern tip of Panay, 136 km. away from Iloilo city and 886 km. from Boracay. Travel time is only 40 minutes by plane south of Manila. The landscape is dotted with verdant hills on mostly flat land intertwined with a network of brackish water abundant with marine products. That is why Roxas city is known as the Seafood Capital of the Philippines. The city is politically divided into 47 barangays.
According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 126,352 people in 25,126 households.
Hiligaynon is the dominant dialect spoken in the province.
The province has a 3rd type of climate, seasonal changes are not pronounced. Relatively dry from November to April and wet from May to October.
Roxas City is a 2nd class city in the province of Capiz, Philippines. It is the capital city of Capiz.
Roxas city has basically an Agri-based economy. Farming and fishing are the major economic activities and claim 60% of the city's land area. The city is now moving towards commercialization and industrialization as it is the center of trade and commerce not only in the Province of Capiz but also in the northern part of Panay Island. Goods exported by the city through its national port and the port of Iloilo are mostly agricultural and marine products like palay ,rice, corn, copra, kapis shells, green mollusks, oysters, dried and fresh fish ,prawns, crabs, and shrimps.
It is a center for copra and aquaculture production. The surrounding area grows sugarcane, rice, coconuts, fruit, hemp, and tobacco.