JARO, a town of the province of IloJlo, Panay, Philippine Islands, on the Jaro river, 2 m. N.W. of the town of Iloilo, the capital. Pop. (1003), 10,681. It lies on a plain in the midst of a rich agricultural district, has several fine residences, a cathedral, a curious three-tiered tower, a semi-weekly paper and a monthly periodical. Jaro was founded by the Spanish in 1584. From 1903 until February 1908 it was part of the town or municipality of Iloilo.
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