Burgos, Ilocos Norte

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Burgos
Municipality
Municipality of Burgos
View from Cape Bojeador Lighthouse-c.jpg
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation.jpg
Top: View from Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
Bottom: Kapurpurawan Rock Formation and Burgos Wind Mill
Official seal of Burgos
Seal
Map of Ilocos Norte with Burgos highlighted
Map of Ilocos Norte with Burgos highlighted
Burgos is located in Philippines
Burgos
Burgos
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 18°31′N 120°39′E / 18.52°N 120.65°E / 18.52; 120.65Coordinates: 18°31′N 120°39′E / 18.52°N 120.65°E / 18.52; 120.65
Country  Philippines
Region Ilocos Region (Region I)
Province Ilocos Norte
District 1st District
Barangays 11 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Rodolfo Garcia
 • Electorate 6,596 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 128.90 km2 (49.77 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 9,777
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 2918
PSGC 012806000
IDD:area code +63 (0)77
Climate type Tropical monsoon climate
Income class 5th municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 98,974,770.58 (2016)
Website www.burgosilocosnorte.gov.ph

Burgos, officially the Municipality of Burgos, is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 9,777 people.[3]

It was formerly known as Nagpartian[4] and was renamed after the martyred priest José Burgos who was born in the Ilocos Region.

History[edit]

The town was first known as Nagparitan, the early inhabitants were called Mumburi and known as a wild and fierce people who prevented the Christianized natives from settling in the vicinity. When the Spaniards came to the area, the people staged a revolt, captured the priest and mutilated his body. Because of this incident, the Spaniards change the name of Nagparitan, meaning prohibit, to Nagpartian which means the place of slaughter.

In 1903, Nagpartian was then fused with the Municipality of Bangui because of the unstable condition due to low collection of government taxes. On February 28, 1914, by virtue of a legislative act, Nagpartian was renamed Burgos in honor of one of the three martyred priest, Fr, Jose Burgos. Seńor Juan Ignacio was the first Presidente Municipal of the town.

Majority of people in the municipality are engaged in the production of commercial crops like rice, garlic, tomato, mongo and corn. However, aside from producing agricultural products, most of them also venture into fishing, livestock and swine-raisin, rice milling, and cottage industries like furniture and hollow-blocks making, smelting, salt-making, and mat weaving.

The town is endowed with scenic and tourist-attracting shores or coastline – from plain white beaches in Barangays. Paayas and Bobon to rugged and sharp cliffs naturally formed through the centuries like Gagamtan Cliff in Barangay Bayog, and Kapur-purawan Cliff in Barangay Saoit. The Digging Falls is another pride of the town, with a beautiful cascade at the boundary of Barangays Ablan and Buduan, certainly a perfect place for local and foreign tourist to spend their summer escapade.

Another worth-mentioning tourist attraction is the historic Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, built during the latter part of the 19th century. Located on a top of a hill overlooking the vast expanse of the China Sea, it serves as a beacon light to passing ships and to local fishermen. Because of its high elevation, it offers travelers with a panoramic view of the rugged coastline of Burgos.

Geography[edit]

Burgos is bounded to the north by South China Sea; Bangui in the east and in the south, Pasuquin and Vintar. It has a total land area of 49.77 sq mi. It is situated in the north coast of Ilocos Norte. Burgos has the largest wind farm in the Philippines.

Barangays[edit]

Burgos is politically subdivided into 11 barangays.[2]

  • Ablan (Buraan)
  • Agaga
  • Bayog
  • Bobon
  • Buduan (Malituek)
  • Nagsurot
  • Paayas
  • Pagali
  • Poblacion (Ili)
  • Saoit
  • Tanap

Climate[edit]

Burgoes has a Tropical savanna climate with warm to hot weather year-round.

Climate data for Burgos (2011)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 26
(79)
29
(84)
30
(86)
33
(91)
34
(93)
34
(93)
34
(93)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
29
(84)
27
(81)
31
(88)
Daily mean °C (°F) 22
(72)
23
(73)
25
(77)
27
(81)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
27
(81)
26
(79)
25
(77)
23
(73)
26
(79)
Average low °C (°F) 18
(64)
18
(64)
20
(68)
20
(68)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
22
(72)
22
(72)
21
(70)
19
(66)
21
(70)
Source: [5]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Burgos
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 2,142—    
1918 2,389+0.73%
1939 2,882+0.90%
1948 3,003+0.46%
1960 3,984+2.38%
1970 5,013+2.32%
1975 5,274+1.02%
1980 5,871+2.17%
1990 7,643+2.67%
1995 8,227+1.39%
2000 8,534+0.79%
2007 8,765+0.37%
2010 9,687+3.71%
2015 9,777+0.18%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]


In the 2015 census, the population of Burgos, Ilocos Norte, was 9,777 people,[3] with a density of 76 inhabitants per square kilometre or 200 inhabitants per square mile.

Local government[edit]

As of the election 2013-2016, these are the elected officials of Burgos:

  • Mayor: Cresente N. Garcia
  • Vice Mayor: Rey G. Espejo
  • Councilors:
    • Rodolfo L. Garcia
    • Kervin G. Guinto
    • Cafrialdes M. Guinto
    • Francis A. Calapini
    • Marie Jette S. Perez
    • Almirante R. Espejo
    • Efren A. Saguiguit
    • Joseph B. Jimenez

Government seal[edit]

Burgos Ilocos Norte.png

Shield, derived from the Provincial Seal of Ilocos Norte.

Lighthouse, represents the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, the main tourist attraction in the town.

Light, serves as guide to shipping vessels cruising the China Sea.

Mountain and Sea, depict the geographical location and the territorial limits of the municipality.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Ilocos Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Burgos, Ilocos Norte, retrieved 2012
  5. ^ . Wunderground http://www.wunderground.com/history/station/98233/2011/12/26/MonthlyHistory.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO. 
  8. ^ "Province of Ilocos Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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