Quezon, Palawan

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Quezon
Municipality
Tabon Cave
Tabon Cave
Map of Palawan with Quezon highlighted
Map of Palawan with Quezon highlighted
Quezon is located in Philippines
Quezon
Quezon
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°14′N 118°02′E / 9.233°N 118.033°E / 9.233; 118.033Coordinates: 09°14′N 118°02′E / 9.233°N 118.033°E / 9.233; 118.033
Country Philippines
Region MIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
Province Palawan
Congr. district 2nd district
Founded May 15, 1951
Barangays 14
Government[1]
 • Mayor Ronilo B. Caputilla
Area[2]
 • Total 943.19 km2 (364.17 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 55,142
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code 5304
Dialing code 48

Quezon, Palawan is a first class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 55,142 people.[3] It is home to the Tabon Caves where the remains of the Tabon Man were discovered.

History[edit]

The Municipality of Quezon was created in 1951 from the barrios of Berong and Alfonso XII from Aborlan and the barrios of Iraan, Candawaga and Canipaan from Brooke's Point.[4][5]

In 1957, the sitios of Aramaywan, Isugod, Tabon, Sawangan, Calumpang, Campong-Ulay, Ransang, Cadawaga, Culasian, Panalingaan, Taburi, Latud and Canipaan were converted into barrios.[6]

Barangays[edit]

Quezon is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.[2]

  • Alfonso XIII (Pob.)
  • Aramaywan
  • Berong
  • Calumpang
  • Isugod
  • Quinlogan
  • Maasin
  • Panitian
  • Pinaglabanan
  • Sowangan
  • Tabon
  • Kalatagbak
  • Malatgao
  • Tagusao

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Quezon
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 32,538 —    
1995 36,856 +2.36%
2000 41,669 +2.67%
2007 51,234 +2.89%
2010 55,142 +2.71%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "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. ^ "Quezon". 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. ^ "An Act Creating Certain Barrios in the Municipality of Quezon, Province of Palawan". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  7. ^ "Province of Palawan". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 

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