Panay,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. Industries
include sugar-processing, lumbering, and fishing. The island comprises the provinces of Aklan,Antique,Capiz, and Iloilo.