Bula, Camarines Sur
Map of Camarines Sur showing the location of Bula
|Region||Bicol (Region V)|
|• Mayor||Rolando N. Canet|
|• Total||167.64 km2 (64.73 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)54|
|Income class||1st class; partially urban|
Bula, (Rinconada Bikol: Banwaān ka Bula; English: Municipality of Bula; Tagalog: Bayan ng Bula) is a first class municipality in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 69,430 people.
The town of Bula is historically considered as one of the first four towns of Camarines Sur founded by the Spanish conquistadores when they set foot on the Bicol soil coming from the Visayas, 1576. The other premier towns were Naga, Quipayo and Nabua.The Spaniards who came first to this place asked the men splitting bamboos and they got the answer "Bu-la". And so Bula became the name of the town.
Bula is bounded on the north by the municipalities of Pili and Ocampo, on the east by the municipality of Baao, on the southeast by the Municipality of Nabua, on the south it is bounded by the Municipality of Balataan, on the southwest by Ragay Gulf, and on the west by the Municipality of Minalabac. It approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) southwest of Naga City.
- La Purisima
- La Victoria
- Ombao Heights
- Ombao Polpog
- Sagrada (Sagrada Familia)
- Salvacion (Pob.)
- San Agustin
- San Francisco
- San Isidro
- San Jose
- San Miguel
- San Ramon
- San Roque (Pob.)
- San Roque Heights
- Sta. Elena
- Sto. Domingo
- Sto. Niño
|Population census of Bula|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, the population of Bula, Camarines Sur, was 69,430 people, with a density of 410 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,100 inhabitants per square mile.
Majority of the people speak the Bula-Pili variant, a lowland dialect (sinaranəw) of Rinconada Bikol language, also known as Riŋkonāda. The population can also understand and speak Tagalog or Filipino language and English.
People of Bula are divided into different Christian sects. Most of the population are Roman Catholic and Iglesia ni Cristo members which are the biggest bulk of Bulaeños adhering to Christian faith. The rest of population are followers of different Protestant denominations.
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- "Region V (BICOL REGION)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
- "Province of Camarines Sur". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
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- Official Site of the Province of Camarines Sur