Siquijor, Siquijor

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Siquijor
Municipality
Siquijor Church.jpg
Motto: Soar High Siquijor
Map of Siquijor with location of Siquijor
Map of Siquijor with location of Siquijor
Siquijor is located in Philippines
Siquijor
Siquijor
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°13′N 123°31′E / 9.217°N 123.517°E / 9.217; 123.517Coordinates: 09°13′N 123°31′E / 9.217°N 123.517°E / 9.217; 123.517
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Siquijor
District Lone district of Siquijor
Formed 1794
Barangays 42
Government[1]
 • Mayor Mei Ling M. Quezon
Area[2]
 • Total 82.06 km2 (31.68 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 25,231
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip code 6225
Dialing code 35
Income class 4th
Website lgumunicipalityofsiquijor.gov.ph

Siquijor is a fourth class municipality in the province of Siquijor, Philippines. It is the capital municipality of Siquijor Province. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 25,231 people.[3]

Although Larena has the largest port on the island, the harbour of Siquijor provides daily ferry services to Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental. The island's only airport, Siquijor Airport, is located in Barangay Cang-alwang and provides scheduled flights to Cebu City.

Barangays[edit]

Siquijor is politically subdivided into 42 barangays.

  • Banban
  • Bolos
  • Caipilan
  • Caitican
  • Calalinan
  • Cang-atuyom
  • Canal
  • Candanay Norte
  • Candanay Sur
  • Cang-adieng
  • Cang-agong
  • Cang-alwang
  • Cang-asa
  • Cang-inte
  • Cang-isad
  • Canghunoghunog
  • Cangmatnog
  • Cangmohao
  • Cantabon
  • Caticugan
  • Dumanhog
  • Ibabao
  • Lambojon
  • Luyang
  • Luzong
  • Olo
  • Pangi
  • Panlautan
  • Pasihagon
  • Pili
  • Poblacion
  • Polangyuta
  • Ponong
  • Sabang
  • San Antonio
  • Songculan
  • Tacdog
  • Tacloban
  • Tambisan
  • Tebjong
  • Tinago
  • Tongo

History[edit]

While Spanish priests arrived in Siquijor as early as 1780, it was not until 1794 that the town became a municipality, the same year the parish was established.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Siquijor, Siquijor
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 18,860 —    
1995 18,860 +0.00%
2000 21,166 +2.50%
2007 23,673 +1.56%
2010 25,231 +2.35%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][5]

Economy[edit]

The major economic activities include farming, fishing, woodcraft and furniture making, basket making, peanut processing, banana chips processing, and bakery.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Geography". Provincial Government of Siquijor Province. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  3. ^ a b c "Population and Annual Growth Rates by Province, City, and Municipality Region VII - Central Visayas: 1990, 2000, and 2010", 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office
  4. ^ a b "Municipality of Siquijor". Provincial Government of Siquijor. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  5. ^ Population and Annual Growth Rates by Province, City and Municipality: Central Visayas: 1995, 2000 and 2007. National Statistics Office

External links[edit]