Murcia, Negros Occidental

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Map of Negros Occidental with Murcia highlighted
Map of Negros Occidental with Murcia highlighted
Murcia is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°36′N 123°02′E / 10.600°N 123.033°E / 10.600; 123.033Coordinates: 10°36′N 123°02′E / 10.600°N 123.033°E / 10.600; 123.033
Country Philippines
Region Western Visayas (Region VI)
Province Negros Occidental
Congr. district 3rd district of Negros Occidental
Barangays 23
 • Mayor Andrew L. Montelibano
 • Total 279.14 km2 (107.78 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 75,207
 • Density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6129
Dialing code 34
Income class 1st class

Murcia is a first class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 75,207 people.[3]


Murcia is politically subdivided into 23 barangays ("Pob." means poblacion).[2]

  • Abo-abo
  • Alegria
  • Amayco
  • Zone I (Pob.)
  • Zone II (Pob.)
  • Zone III (Pob.)
  • Zone IV (Pob.)
  • Zone V (Pob.)
  • Blumentritt
  • Buenavista
  • Caliban
  • Canlandog
  • Cansilayan
  • Damsite
  • Iglau-an
  • Lopez Jaena
  • Minoyan
  • Pandanon
  • San Miguel
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Rosa
  • Salvacion
  • Talotog


Population census of Murcia
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 50,996 —    
1995 55,128 +1.47%
2000 59,358 +1.60%
2007 71,289 +2.56%
2010 75,207 +1.97%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]

Culture and economy[edit]

The Mambukal Resort in Murcia, Negros Occidental has bats as tourist attraction. There resort has 3 species of bats – the Philippine Flying Fox (Philippine Giant Fruit Bat), the Philippine bare-backed fruit bat, and the Little Golden-mantled Flying Fox, which is already endangered. They produce a nitrogen-rich organic fertilizer called guano. Bats are included in the list of animals protected by Republic Act 9147 (Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act).[5] The provincial government-owned Mambucal Resort inaugurated its "Butterfly Garden," on December, 2007. Live predators of butterflies like tarantula, wild geckos, scorpions, millipedes and centipedes were displayed.[6]

Aside from the Mambukal Mountain Resort, Murcia is also famous for its Pandanon River Resort situated in the Murcia-Don Salvador Benedicto municipality border. A golf and country club is situated in Barangay Blumentritt. The newly built Kahulihoha Herbal Garden and Serenity Park can be found in Barangay Alegria.

Twin cities[edit]


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Negros Occidental". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Negros Occidental". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  5. ^, Bats are tourist attractions in Negros Occidental
  6. ^, Butterfly garden in Mambukal Resort opens

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