Province of Antique
Where the Mountains meet the sea. The Rising Star of Western Visayas
Anini-y is the last town in the southern part of Antique and Panay Island. It is bordered by San Joaquin, Iloilo and Tobias Frornier, (formerly Dao) Antique. Its southern coast, where the 17 barangays are located, is bordered by the waters of Panay Gulf. The remaining 6 of its 23 barangays are located in the northern mountainous area of the municipality.
The highest point in Anini-y is Mt. Aliwliw; with majority of land area above 18% slope, it is classified as upland ecosystem. Cresta de Gallo, also one of the most notable peaks in Anini-y, has been identified as a potential tourism site.
The municipality has a land area of 48.89 square kilometers or 18.88 square miles which constitutes 1.79% of Antique’s total area. Its population as determined by the 2020 Census was 22,018. This represented 3.59% of the total population of Antique province, or 0.28% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 450 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,166 inhabitants per square mile.
Anini-y means “place of small rivers”. Various myths and legends tried to explain how the town got its unique name. This Spanish customary writing of Y instead of I spurred researchers to finding that once upon a time in the present area of the municipality, there existed a community called Igneini. It was the gateway into the prosperous Aninipay (old Panay) kingdom of the mighty Ati king, Marikudo.
Places of Interest
iA 24-hectare government naval reservation island 3 miles from the shoreline of Anini-y town proper; 20 minutes by sailboat or motorboat; ideal for shell hunting, snorkeling and scuba diving.
claimed to be a medical spring is a government-owned hot sulphur spring atop solid rock; warm water flowing from crevices and collects in tiled basins into a junior size, swimming pool; is along the highway 1 1/2 kilometers from Anini-y town proper and overlooks Nogas Island.