Poro, Cebu

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Poro
Municipality
Poro Town Hall.jpg
Map of Cebu with Poro highlighted
Map of Cebu with Poro highlighted
Poro is located in Philippines
Poro
Poro
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°38′N 124°25′E / 10.633°N 124.417°E / 10.633; 124.417Coordinates: 10°38′N 124°25′E / 10.633°N 124.417°E / 10.633; 124.417
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu
District 5th district of Cebu
Barangay 20 (see § Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Mayor Luciano D. Rama Jr.
Area[2]
 • Total 63.59 km2 (24.55 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 23,498
 • Density 370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Time zone PHT (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6049
IDD:area code +63 (0)32
Income class 4th class
Standard Geographic Code 072238000

Poro is a fourth class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 23,498.[3]

Poro, along with the municipality of Tudela, is located on Poro Island of the Camotes Islands.

The town's name is derived from the waray-waray word "puro", meaning island.

The feast day of Poro is celebrated annually on the third Friday of January in honor of Sr. Sto Niño.

Barangays[edit]

Poro comprises 17 barangays:[2]

  • Adela
  • Altavista
  • Cagcagan
  • Cansabusab
  • Daan Paz (old name - Poso)
  • Eastern Poblacion
  • Esperanza
  • Libertad
  • Mabini
  • Mercedes
  • Pagsa
  • Paz (old name: Santa Rosa)
  • Rizal
  • San Jose
  • Santa Rita
  • Teguis
  • Western Poblacion

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Poro
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 19,150 —    
1995 21,517 +2.21%
2000 21,397 −0.12%
2007 21,529 +0.08%
2010 23,498 +3.24%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  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 8 April 2013. 

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