Aborlan

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Aborlan
Municipality
Map of Palawan with Aborlan highlighted
Map of Palawan with Aborlan highlighted
Aborlan is located in Philippines
Aborlan
Aborlan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°26′N 118°33′E / 9.433°N 118.550°E / 9.433; 118.550Coordinates: 09°26′N 118°33′E / 9.433°N 118.550°E / 9.433; 118.550
Country Philippines
Region MIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
Province Palawan
District 2nd district
Founded June 28, 1949
Barangays 19
Government[1]
 • Mayor Jamie M. Ortega
Area[2]
 • Total 807.33 km2 (311.71 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 32,209
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code 5302
Dialing code 48

Aborlan is a first class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. It lies in a vast plain between the Sulu Sea and the mountains. It is located 69 kilometres (43 mi) south of Puerto Princesa City. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 32,209 people.[3]

Aborlan was made into a regular municipality on June 28, 1949, by virtue of Executive Order No. 232.[4] In 1951, it lost the barrios of Berong and Alfonso XII when these were transferred to the then newly created town of Quezon.[5]

It is the only town in the province with an agricultural college, now called the Western Philippines University. It was originally founded in 1910.[4]

Barangays[edit]

Aborlan is politically subdivided into 19 barangays.

  • Apo-Aporawan
  • Apoc-apoc
  • Aporawan
  • Barake
  • Cabigaan
  • Gogognan
  • Iraan
  • Isaub
  • Jose Rizal
  • Mabini
  • Magbabadil
  • Plaridel
  • Ramon Magsaysay
  • Sagpangan
  • San Juan
  • Tagpait
  • Tigman
  • Poblacion
  • Culandanum

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Aborlan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 18,751 —    
1995 21,650 +2.73%
2000 25,540 +3.61%
2007 27,953 +1.25%
2010 32,209 +5.29%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Province: PALAWAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Aborlan". Provincial Government of Palawan. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "An act to create the municipality of Quezon in the province of Palawan". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  6. ^ "Province of Palawan". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 

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