Placer, Masbate

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Placer
Municipality
Map of Masbate with Placer highlighted
Map of Masbate with Placer highlighted
Placer is located in Philippines
Placer
Placer
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°52′N 123°55′E / 11.867°N 123.917°E / 11.867; 123.917Coordinates: 11°52′N 123°55′E / 11.867°N 123.917°E / 11.867; 123.917
Country Philippines
Region Bicol (Region V)
Province Masbate
District 3rd district
Founded 1948
Barangays 35
Government[1]
 • Mayor Joshur Judd S. Lanete II
Area[2]
 • Total 193.03 km2 (74.53 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 55,438
 • Density 290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code 5408
Dialing code 56

Placer is a second class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 55,438 people.[3]

Placer was created as a municipality from the barrio of the same name which used to belong to Cataingan, Masbate, by virtue of Republic Act No. 292, passed June 16, 1948.[4]

Barangays[edit]

Placer is politically subdivided into 35 barangays.[2]

  • Aguada
  • Ban-Ao
  • Burabod
  • Cabangcalan
  • Calumpang
  • Camayabsan
  • Daanlungsod
  • Dangpanan
  • Daraga
  • Guin-Awayan
  • Guinhan-Ayan
  • Katipunan
  • Libas
  • Locso-An
  • Luna
  • Mahayag
  • Mahayahay
  • Manlut-Od
  • Matagantang
  • Naboctot
  • Nagarao
  • Nainday
  • Naocondiot
  • Pasiagon
  • Pili
  • Poblacion
  • Puro
  • Quibrada
  • San Marcos
  • Santa Cruz
  • Taboc
  • Tan-Awan
  • Taverna
  • Tubod
  • Villa Inocencio

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Placer
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 38,568 —    
1995 39,787 +0.58%
2000 44,418 +2.39%
2007 48,469 +1.21%
2010 55,438 +5.01%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: MASBATE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 28 January 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 28 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "An act creating the municipality of Placer in the province of Masbate". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  5. ^ "Province of Masbate". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 

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