Map of Cebu with Alcoy highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||2nd District of Cebu|
|Barangay||8 (see § Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Nicomedes De Los Santos (1‑CEBU)|
|• Vice mayor||Michael Sestoso|
|• Town Council|
|• Total||61.63 km2 (23.80 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 census)|
|• Density||240/km2 (620/sq mi)|
|• Voter (2013) ||9,932|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Income class||5th class|
Alcoy is a fifth income class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 14,757. In the 2013 election, it had 9,932 registered voters. It is 93 km (58 mi) from Cebu City, and is bounded by the municipalities of Dalaguete to the north, Boljoon to the south, Badian and Alegria to the west; with Cebu Strait to the east.
It is named after Alcoy in Spain.
Alcoy comprises 8 barangays:
- San Agustin
Daan-Lungsod and Guiwang
Daan-Lungsod, formerly called Mambahi, is the southernmost barangay of Alcoy. Tingko Beach is located partly in this small barangay and partly in Guiwang. A fiesta is held in Daan-Lungsod every May 3 in honor of Santa Cruz. There is a reef called Mabad-on which appears during low tide, and is completely submerged during high tide. Mabad-on is listed as Mambahi Reef in the Philippine maritime and navigation map.
The elementary school is located in Guiwang. Guiwang celebrates the June 13 feast day of Saint Anthony of Padua.
Two baluwarti (watchtowers) still stand in the two barangays. The watchtowers are the oldest-surviving structures in Alcoy and they are reminders of the Spanish occupation of Cebu Island. They were used as to warn the locals of pirates coming.
Poblacion is the principal barangay of Alcoy. It is where the main facilities of the town are located: the municipal government center, police station, and main health center.
|Population census of Alcoy|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
Alcoy is mainly an agricultural town with Nug-as, a mountain barangay, more than half of commercial crops. The rest of the communities rely on subsistence fishing and backyard farming. The country's largest dolomite quarry is mined in Pugalo. Beaches are located in Guiwang and Daanlungsod.
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