Argao, Cebu

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Argao
Municipality
Old cannons of Argao
Old cannons of Argao
Map of Cebu with Argao highlighted
Map of Cebu with Argao highlighted
Argao is located in Philippines
Argao
Argao
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°53′N 123°36′E / 9.88°N 123.6°E / 9.88; 123.6Coordinates: 9°53′N 123°36′E / 9.88°N 123.6°E / 9.88; 123.6
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu
District 2nd district of Cebu
Founded 1608
Barangay 45 (see § Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Stanley Caminero (LP)
 • Vice mayor Allan Sesaldo
 • Town Council
 • Representative Wilfredo Caminero
Area[2]
 • Total 191.5 km2 (73.9 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 72,366
 • Density 380/km2 (980/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 45,139
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6021
IDD:area code +63 (0)32
Income class 1st class
PSGC 072205000
Website www.sali-argao.gov.ph

Argao is a 1st municipal income class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines.[2] According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 72,366.[3] In the 2016 election, it had 45,139 registered voters.[4]

Geography[edit]

The municipality of Argao is located in the southeast of the province of Cebu, 68 km (42 mi) from Cebu City. Argao is exactly midway between Cebu City and the southern tip of Cebu island at (Santander). It is approximately 26 km (16 mi) from Carcar, from Alcoy, and from Loon which is across the Bohol or Cebu Strait. The rectangle that is Argao – 20 km × 40 km (12 mi × 25 mi) more or less – is bounded, clockwise, in the west by Badian, Alcantara, Ronda, and Dumanjug; in the north by Sibonga; in the east by the Bohol Strait; and in the south by Dalaguete.

Barangays[edit]

Argao comprises 45 barangays:[2]

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[5]
072205001 Alambijud 2.1% 1,542 1,514 +0.35%
072205002 Anajao 1.0% 742 907 −3.75%
072205003 Apo 1.0% 692 664 +0.79%
072205004 Balaas 1.1% 789 985 −4.14%
072205005 Balisong 2.9% 2,105 1,944 +1.53%
072205006 Binlod 4.7% 3,386 3,343 +0.24%
072205007 Bogo 4.9% 3,557 3,505 +0.28%
072205008 Butong 1.3% 966 924 +0.85%
072205009 Bug‑ot 1.2% 884 837 +1.05%
072205010 Bulasa 5.0% 3,648 3,523 +0.67%
072205012 Calagasan 1.5% 1,062 875 +3.76%
072205013 Canbantug 1.2% 844 843 +0.02%
072205014 Canbanua 3.5% 2,507 2,179 +2.71%
072205015 Cansuje 3.2% 2,327 2,206 +1.02%
072205016 Capio‑an 1.5% 1,098 1,192 −1.55%
072205017 Casay 1.2% 883 788 +2.19%
072205018 Catang 0.8% 614 651 −1.11%
072205019 Colawin 1.3% 961 943 +0.36%
072205020 Conalum 0.8% 585 615 −0.95%
072205021 Guiwanon 2.6% 1,856 1,726 +1.39%
072205022 Gutlang 1.2% 856 770 +2.04%
072205023 Jampang 3.5% 2,499 2,217 +2.31%
072205024 Jomgao 1.5% 1,111 1,102 +0.15%
072205025 Lamacan 3.7% 2,654 2,256 +3.14%
072205026 Langtad 4.3% 3,145 2,887 +1.64%
072205027 Langub 1.0% 745 804 −1.44%
072205028 Lapay 0.9% 683 677 +0.17%
072205029 Lengigon 1.5% 1,080 989 +1.69%
072205030 Linut‑od 1.4% 1,026 1,024 +0.04%
072205031 Mabasa 1.8% 1,267 1,281 −0.21%
072205032 Mandilikit 0.9% 664 645 +0.55%
072205033 Mompeller 1.2% 857 753 +2.49%
072205034 Panadtaran 0.8% 586 524 +2.15%
072205035 Poblacion 7.5% 5,454 5,570 −0.40%
072205036 Sua 1.2% 899 755 +3.38%
072205037 Sumaguan 1.3% 964 883 +1.69%
072205038 Tabayag 1.2% 894 999 −2.09%
072205039 Talaga 4.9% 3,510 3,485 +0.14%
072205040 Talaytay 2.3% 1,686 1,438 +3.08%
072205041 Talo‑ot 5.5% 3,990 3,683 +1.54%
072205042 Tiguib 1.2% 866 1,202 −6.05%
072205043 Tulang 1.2% 856 869 −0.29%
072205044 Tulic 3.9% 2,805 2,494 +2.26%
072205045 Ubaub 1.5% 1,083 968 +2.16%
072205046 Usmad 1.6% 1,138 1,064 +1.29%
Total 72,366 69,503 +0.77%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Argao
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 52,157 —    
1995 54,447 +0.81%
2000 61,010 +2.47%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 62,226 +0.27%
2010 69,503 +4.11%
2015 72,366 +0.77%
Source: Philippine Statistics Office[3][5][6]

In the 2016 election, it had 45,139 registered voters, meaning that 62% of the population are aged 18 and over.[4]

Gallery[edit]


La Torta Festival[edit]

The La Torta Festival replaced the Pitlagong Festival in 2011. Similar to the previous festival, it is still a celebration of Argao's cultural heritage. This time, however, it is focused more on the Spanish period tradition of making the torta, which is a popular cake made in Argao. Although the production of tuba is more indigenous and Filipino, the new festival certainly brings more class and color to the yearly dance showdown sponsored by the province of Cebu. La Torta Festival happens every September 28-29 in honor of the town’s patron saint and protector, San Miguel Archangel. The two-day festivity is filled with fun and exciting activities which promotes the tourism sites of Argao, its cultural and historical heritage and of course the products of the town particularly the delectable “torta”.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Municipal: Argao, Cebu". PSA. Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 

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