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Panay Gulf

A 1852 map showing the Sulu Sea along with the Mindinao, Palawan and Visayas island groups. The Panay Gulf can be see in the upper right between Panay and Negros Island.
A map in German of the Visayas Sea showing the Panay Gulf (Golf von Panay) in the bottom left.

Panay Gulf is an extension of the Sulu Sea, reaching between the islands of Panay and Negros in the Philippines. The gulf contains the island-province of Guimaras and extends into the Santa Anna Bay between Panay and Guimaras and into Guimaras Strait, between Guimaras and Negros. Guimaras Strait connects Panay Gulf with the Visayan Sea.

The Port of Iloilo is the busiest port on the gulf, which is a major route used by ships plying the areas between Iloilo City, Bacolod City, and Zamboanga further to the south.


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