Hamtic was formerly named Antique, after which the province was named. It is the oldest town and the first capital of the province before it was transferred to San Jose de Buenavista in 1802. The town speaks three dialects, namely Hamtikanon (a unique town dialect), Karay-a (the lingua franca of Antique province), and Hiligaynon (the regional dialect).
|LGU type: Municipality||Province: Antique|
|District: Lone District||Total no of Barangays: 47|
|Income Class: 3rd class||Political Subdivision – 47 Barangays (5 Urban, 42 Rural)|
|Time Zone: UTC+8||ZIP Code: 5715|
|PSGC: 060608000||Climate: Tropical|
|Land Area – 11,303 Hectares||Chartered: January 20, 1954|
|Native Languages: Kinaray – a|