Anilao is a philippine municipality in the province Iloilo in Region VI Western Visayas which belongs to the Visayas group of islands. The municipality Anilao is seated about 39 km north-north-east of province capital Iloilo City and about 440 km south-south-east of Philippine main capital Manila.
Anilao is a 4th class municipality. Regarding urbanization Anilao is classified as rural. Anilao occupies an area of 100.31 km². By the end of 2007 Anilao was the home of 23,465 residents. Thus by average 233.92 people are living on one km².
Administratively the Municipality of Anilao is subdivided into 21 barangays. One forms the center of the city wheras the other 20 are in the outlying areas. Some of them are even several kilometers away from the center of the Municipality. The most populous are Guipis, Vista Alegre, Serallo, Agbatuan, Manganese, San Juan Crisostomo, Santo Rosario, Pantalan, Medina, Balabag, Palaypay, Santa Rita, Dangula-an, Balunos, Camiros.
Among the bigger cities and municipalities in the neighborhood of Anilao there are Bacolod City (Negros Occidental) 44 km south-east, Sagay City (Negros Occidental) 77 km east, Cadiz City (Negros Occidental) 63 km east, Roxas City (Capiz) 65 km north, Iloilo City 39 km south-south-west, Bago City (Negros Occidental) 53 km south-south-east, City Of Victorias (Negros Occidental) 41 km east-south-east, Silay City (Negros Occidental) 35 km south-east, San Carlos City (Negros Occidental) 85 km south-east as well as 40 km south-east of Anilao the municipality City Of Talisay (Negros Occidental).