Poro, Cebu

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Poro
Municipality
Municipal hall of Poro
Municipal hall of Poro
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°37′52″N 124°24′40″E / 10.631°N 124.411°E / 10.631; 124.411Coordinates: 10°37′52″N 124°24′40″E / 10.631°N 124.411°E / 10.631; 124.411
Country  Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu
District 5th district of Cebu
Barangays 17
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
Dialing code 32

Poro is a fourth class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 23,498 people.[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 word "puro", meaning island.

The feast day of Poro is celebrated annually on the 3rd Friday of January in honor of Sr. Sto Nino.

Barangays[edit]

It is administratively subdivided into 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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