San Remigio, Cebu

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San Remigio
Kanghagas
Municipality
Map of Cebu with San Remigio highlighted
Map of Cebu with San Remigio highlighted
San Remigio is located in Philippines
San Remigio
San Remigio
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°03′N 123°59′E / 11.05°N 123.98°E / 11.05; 123.98Coordinates: 11°03′N 123°59′E / 11.05°N 123.98°E / 11.05; 123.98
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu
District 4th district of Cebu
Barangays 27 (see § Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Mariano Martinez (LP)
 • Vice mayor Alfonso Pestolante
 • Town Council
Area[2]
 • Total 95.27 km2 (36.78 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 51,394
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
 • Voters(2013)[4] 34,079
ZIP code 6011
IDD: +63 (0)32
Income class 3rd class
PSGC 072243000
Website sanremigio.gov.ph

San Remigio (local pronunciation: /sænrəˈmj/) is a third income class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines, 109 kilometres (68 mi) north of Cebu City. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 51,394.[3] In the last election, it had 34,079 registered voters.[4]

San Remigio celebrates its annual fiestas on 15 and 16 May in honor of their patron saints, San Isidro Labrador and San Juan Nepomuceno.

History[edit]

San Remigio was formerly known as "Kanghagas", a kind of tree that grew there in abundance. When the Spanish conquistadores came, they identified a town site by clearing the kanghagas trees through self-help labor. It was governed by a captain or gobernadorcillo.

Kanghagas was a part of barangay Punta.

Barangays[edit]

San Remigio comprises 27 barangays:[2]

  • Anapog
  • Argawanon
  • Bagtic
  • Bancasan
  • Batad
  • Busogon
  • Calambua
  • Canagahan
  • Dapdap
  • Gawaygaway
  • Hagnaya
  • Kayam
  • Kinawahan
  • Lambusan
  • Lawis
  • Libaong
  • Looc
  • Luyang
  • Maño
  • Poblacion
  • Punta
  • Sab-a
  • San Miguel
  • Tacup
  • Tambongon
  • To-ong
  • Victoria

Demographics[edit]

Population census of San Remigio
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 36,124 —    
1995 38,501 +1.20%
2000 44,028 +2.92%
2007 48,516 +1.35%
2010 51,394 +2.12%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][5]

In the last election, it had 34,079 registered voters, meaning that 66% of the population are aged 18 and over.[4]

Tourism[edit]

San Remigio has the longest shoreline of any municipality in Cebu. There are several beach resorts, as well as public beaches with long stretches of white sand.

Today, San Remigio has become a new diving destination. There are a few marine sanctuaries, with new dive sites being developed all the time. A PADI dive shop in San Remigio Beach Club caters to beginner and experienced divers who want to enjoy San Remigio's marine life. In the water, you can see shark rays (guitarfish), white tip reef sharks, bamboo sharks, nurse sharks, schools of barracuda, whale sharks, turtles, manta rays and a lot more.

The port of Hagnaya offers a frequent ferry service to Bantayan Island.

Schools[edit]

The town of San Remigio has many public elementary and secondary schools. Secondary schools are San Remigio National High School, Dapdap National High School, Lambusan National High School, Libaong National High School, Jose Martinez Memorial (Gawaygaway) National High School, San Miguel National High School & Luyang National High School. Each barangay has an elementary and primary school.

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" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "2013 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2013. 
  5. ^ "Population and Annual Growth Rates by Province, City and Municipality: Central Visayas: 1995, 2000 and 2007" (PDF). National Statistics Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 June 2011. 

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