La Paz, Iloilo City

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La Paz District
Distrito sang La Paz
Country Philippines
Region Western Visayas (Region VI)
Province Iloilo
City Iloilo City
Incorporated (as a district of Iloilo City) July 16, 1937
Government
 • Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog (Liberal) (Mayor of Iloilo City)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5000
Area code(s) 33
Gentilic Ilonggo
Patron Saint Nuestra Señora de la Paz y Buen Viaje
Feast Day May 24
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La Paz is one of the seven districts of Iloilo City, in the Philippine, on the island of Panay, in Western Visayas.[2] It was formerly known as Ilawod or "sea/wet land" together with Jaro which was referred to as Ilaya or "mountain/dry land".[3]

Before it became a district of Iloilo City, La Paz was at different times a separate town and a part of Jaro City, now the district of Jaro.

Its name, which translates from Spanish as "peace", is derived from its patron saint, Nuestra Señora de la Paz y Buen Viaje in Spanish; in English Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage.

La Paz Batchoy is dish named after the district.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g National Statistics Office. "2010 Census of Population and Housing — Western Visayas". pp. 100–104.
  2. ^ Panes, Cornelio P. "Iloilo, My City, My Pride". Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  3. ^ Regalado, Felix B. (1973). History of Panay. Central Philippine University.