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Buruanga, officially the '', is a of the Philippines in the province of in the of the Philippines. The population was at the.Buruanga is located at the western tip of Panay Island. It is a coastal town bounded on the north by Malay; south by Libertad, Antique; and west by the Cuyo East Pass of the Sulu Sea. It is from the provincial capital Kalibo.HistoryThe name Buruanga came from the word Busuanga meaning "eruption" or "swell". Frequently harassed by inundations from the river, the early residents constructed earthen dams which were subsequently washed away. The people named the river "Busuanga," which later became the name of the Municipality. When the Spaniards arrived, they renamed Busuanga to Buruanga, or perhaps the change was purely a clerical error. The present municipality of Malay, including Boracay, was once a part of Buruanga. On June 15, 1949, the enactment of Republic Act 391 separated Malay from Buruanga to become an independent municipality.It was hit severely by typhoon Seniang on 9–10 December 2006, with much destruction and damage of homes and infrastructure.GeographyBuruanga is located at.According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the has a land area of constituting of the {{PH wikidataarea total area of Aklan.
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