Asturias, Cebu

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Asturias
Municipality of Asturias
Map of Cebu with Asturias highlighted
Map of Cebu with Asturias highlighted
Asturias is located in Philippines
Asturias
Asturias
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°36′N 123°49′E / 10.6°N 123.82°E / 10.6; 123.82Coordinates: 10°36′N 123°49′E / 10.6°N 123.82°E / 10.6; 123.82
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
District3rd District of Cebu
Barangays27 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorAnto Pintor
 • Vice MayorAlan Adlawan
 • CongressmanGwendolyn Garcia
 • Electorate31,631 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total190.45 km2 (73.53 sq mi)
Elevation
63 m (207 ft)
Population
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total47,857
 • Density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6042
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)32
Climate typeTropical climate
Income class3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)128,664,158.29 (2016)
Native languagesCebuano
Tagalog

Asturias, officially the Municipality of Asturias, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Asturias; Tagalog: Bayan ng Asturias), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 47,857 people.[3]

Asturias is bordered to the north by the town of Tuburan, to the west is the Tañon Strait, to the east is the city of Danao, and to the south is the town of Balamban.

History[edit]

The original name of Asturias is Naghalin, perhaps from the word lalin, native Cebuano term for settlers coming from far places. Other authorities say that "Naghalin" is a mispronunciation of the Cebuano word naghaling which means "making fire" as preparation for cooking. This assertion is supported by the old name of an adjacent municipality, "Bagacawa" (now known as Tuburan), which means "fiery cauldron" from the Cebuano baga (ember) and kawa (cauldron).

The first occupants of Asturias came from other places and neighboring islands such as Negros and Bohol. At first, one part of Naghalin was part of Tuburan and the other part of Balamban. Over time, the population of Naghalin increased because of immigration and natural population growth. Eventually the inhabitants petitioned Spain to grant them their own local government. This petition was granted in the late 19th century by Spain, thereby creating the pueblo (town) of Asturias. This event was witnessed by the arrival in 1888 of the alférez, Antonio Alonso, uncle of José Rizal.

Barangays[edit]

Asturias comprises 27 barangays, of which 7 are coastal and 20 are inland:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[4]
072206001 Agbanga 1.8% 838 786 1.23%
072206002 Agtugop 2.1% 984 908 1.54%
072206003 Bago 4.1% 1,940 1,880 0.60%
072206004 Bairan 1.8% 876 714 3.97%
072206005 Banban 1.7% 805 884 −1.77%
072206006 Baye 1.3% 621 460 5.88%
072206007 Bog‑o 0.8% 390 267 7.48%
072206009 Kaluangan 1.4% 650 592 1.80%
072206010 Lanao 1.4% 660 782 −3.18%
072206011 Langub 7.7% 3,663 3,163 2.83%
072206012 Looc Norte 5.1% 2,436 2,710 −2.01%
072206013 Lunas 5.0% 2,401 2,127 2.33%
072206014 Magcalape 0.9% 420 364 2.76%
072206015 Manguiao 3.7% 1,760 1,627 1.51%
072206016 New Bago 3.6% 1,741 1,510 2.75%
072206017 Owak 8.1% 3,855 3,872 −0.08%
072206018 Poblacion 11.4% 5,472 5,238 0.84%
072206019 Saksak 0.6% 306 359 −3.00%
072206020 San Isidro 6.1% 2,899 2,743 1.06%
072206021 San Roque 5.6% 2,690 2,308 2.96%
072206022 Santa Lucia 8.3% 3,984 3,494 2.53%
072206023 Santa Rita 2.2% 1,076 1,027 0.89%
072206024 Tag‑amakan 1.9% 891 763 3.00%
072206025 Tagbubonga 1.0% 461 458 0.12%
072206026 Tubigagmanok 9.4% 4,496 4,325 0.74%
072206027 Tubod 1.9% 892 725 4.03%
072206028 Ubogon 1.4% 650 646 0.12%
Total 47,857 44,732 1.29%

Demographics[edit]

Population of Asturias
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 12,153—    
1918 14,756+1.30%
1939 25,468+2.63%
1948 29,932+1.81%
1960 28,818−0.32%
1970 25,157−1.35%
1975 26,411+0.98%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 28,655+1.64%
1990 30,404+0.59%
1995 33,355+1.75%
2000 38,961+3.39%
2007 40,939+0.69%
2010 44,732+3.28%
2015 47,857+1.29%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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.