Castilla, Sorsogon

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Castilla
Municipality of Castilla
Map of Sorsogon with Castilla highlighted
Map of Sorsogon with Castilla highlighted
Castilla is located in Philippines
Castilla
Castilla
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°57′N 123°53′E / 12.95°N 123.88°E / 12.95; 123.88Coordinates: 12°57′N 123°53′E / 12.95°N 123.88°E / 12.95; 123.88
Country Philippines
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceSorsogon
District1st district of Sorsogon
Named forCastille, Spain
Barangays34 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorJoan Lorenzano
 • Vice MayorVicente Manata
 • Electorate29,729 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total186.20 km2 (71.89 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total57,827
 • Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
4713
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)56
Climate typeTropical rainforest climate
Income class3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)128.3 million  (2016)
Native languagesCentral Bikol
Sorsoganon
Tagalog
Websitewww.castilla-sorsogon.gov.ph

Castilla, officially the Municipality of Castilla, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 57,827 people.[3]

Barangays[edit]

Castilla is divided into 34 barangays.

  • Amomonting
  • Bagalayag
  • Bagong Sirang
  • Bonga
  • Buenavista
  • Burabod
  • Caburacan
  • Canjela
  • Cogon
  • Cumadcad
  • Dangcalan
  • Dinapa
  • La Union
  • Libtong
  • Loreto
  • Macalaya
  • Maracabac
  • Mayon
  • Milagrosa
  • Miluya
  • Maypangi
  • Monte Carmelo
  • Oras
  • Pandan
  • Poblacion
  • Quirapi
  • Saclayan
  • Salvacion
  • San Isidro
  • San Rafael
  • San Roque
  • San Vicente
  • Sogoy
  • Tomalaytay

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Castilla
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 3,831—    
1918 6,380+3.46%
1939 16,070+4.50%
1948 17,578+1.00%
1960 20,007+1.08%
1970 27,060+3.06%
1975 29,614+1.83%
1980 34,782+3.27%
1990 34,702−0.02%
1995 40,506+2.94%
2000 44,891+2.23%
2007 49,407+1.33%
2010 52,903+2.52%
2015 57,827+1.71%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Castilla, Sorsogon
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(84)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
29
(84)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
29
(85)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
21
(70)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 65
(2.6)
44
(1.7)
42
(1.7)
39
(1.5)
87
(3.4)
150
(5.9)
184
(7.2)
153
(6.0)
163
(6.4)
154
(6.1)
127
(5.0)
100
(3.9)
1,308
(51.4)
Average rainy days 13.9 9.2 11.0 12.5 19.6 24.3 26.5 25.0 25.5 24.4 19.4 15.1 226.4
Source: Meteoblue [7]

Economy[edit]

Majority of the males (62.02%) falling under working age population were employed while only a little over 10% of the females were employed. Out of the municipality’s labor force, majority (52.54%) were not economically active who were either too old, sick, or still at school age. Overall, the total employment rate in Castilla was only 40.95% while unemployment was recorded at 6.50%. This is expected considering that there is inadequate employment opportunity in the municipality.

Total dependency ratio in Castilla was computed at 86.57%, which indicates more mouths to feed for those with gainful employment. Young dependency ratio was computed at 79.97% while old dependency ratio was 6.60%.

Farming and fishing are the main employment opportunities but are characteristically seasoned in nature. Castilla has 13 coastal barangays, which depend on fishing as the main economic activity.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Sorsogon". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Sorsogon". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Castilla, Sorsogon : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 29 December 2018.

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