Argao

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Argao
Municipality of Argao
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°32′E / 9.88°N 123.53°E / 9.88; 123.53Coordinates: 9°53′N 123°32′E / 9.88°N 123.53°E / 9.88; 123.53
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
District2nd district of Cebu
Founded1608[1]
Barangays45 (see Barangays)
Government
[2]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorStanley Caminero
 • Vice MayorAllan Sesaldo
 • CongressmanWilfredo Caminero
 • Electorate45,139 voters (2016)
Area
[3]
 • Total191.50 km2 (73.94 sq mi)
Elevation
311 m (1,020 ft)
Population
(2015 census)[4]
 • Total72,366
 • Density380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6021
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)32
Climate typeTropical climate
Income class1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱)160.6 million  (2016)
Native languagesCebuano
Tagalog

Argao, officially the Municipality of Argao, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Argao; Tagalog: Bayan ng Argao), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 72,366 people.[4]

The municipality of Argao is located in the southeast of the province of Cebu, 68 km (42 mi) from Cebu City.

Argao is bordered to the north by the town of Sibonga, to the west are the towns of Ronda, Alcantara and Moalboal, to the east is the Cebu Strait, and to the south is the town of Dalaguete.

Barangays[edit]

Argao comprises 45 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[4] 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%
072205009 Bug‑ot 1.2% 884 837 1.05%
072205010 Bulasa 5.0% 3,648 3,523 0.67%
072205008 Butong 1.3% 966 924 0.85%
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 of Argao
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 35,448—    
1918 39,121+0.66%
1939 37,331−0.22%
1948 33,596−1.16%
1960 32,684−0.23%
1970 38,039+1.53%
1975 39,778+0.90%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 44,060+2.07%
1990 52,157+1.70%
1995 54,447+0.81%
2000 61,010+2.47%
2007 62,226+0.27%
2010 69,503+4.11%
2015 72,366+0.77%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[4][5][6]


Tourism[edit]

La Torta Festival replaced the Pitlagong Festival in 2011. La Torta Festival happens every 28–29 September to celebrate Argao's cultural heritage from the Spanish period tradition of making the torta, which is a popular cake in Argao.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica 1911
  2. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  5. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.

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