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NEW WASHINGTON, a town of the province of Capiz, island of Panay, Philippine Islands, on the N. coast about 17 m. W. of Capiz, the capital of the province. The town was formed in 1903 by uniting the towns of B itan, Jimeno, Balete and the village or barrio of Lagatic in the town of Calibo; the total population at that time was 24, 4 80. There are about sixty-six barrios, but all of these except Lagatic, the seat of the municipal government, had in 1903 less than 1000 inhabitants. The language is Visayan. The cultivation of rice, sugar cane, hemp, and Indian corn and the raising of cattle and horses are the principal industries.

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