Nueva Cáceres

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Nueva Cáceres
La Ciudad de Nueva Cáceres
Country Philippine Islands
Province Ambos Camarines

Camarines Sur
Incorporated 1575
Unincorporated 1919
 • Type City government

Ciudad de Nueva Cáceres (English: City of Nueva Caceres) was a former Spanish city in the Philippines. Established by Captain Pedro de Sanchez in 1575,[1] the city was named after the honor of Governor-General Francisco de Sande who was native of Cáceres, Spain. In 1595, a papal bull coming from the Vatican created the See of Cáceres under the Archdiocese of Manila.

Nueva Cáceres was considered the center of economy and industry in the Bicol Region. Nueva Cáceres was named as the province of Camarines' capital. When the province was dissolved in 1829 and 1857, the city then became the capital of Camarines Sur. From 1902 until 1908, some villages of Canaman and Camaligan were annexed to the city.

In 1919, after the fall of Spanish regime, most of Nueva Cáceres became part of the municipality of Naga while several villages in the northwest were returned to their respective mother towns to reform the old municipalities.


Nueva Caceres
Report on the fall of the Spanish forces in Nueva Caceres and Albay, 6 October 1898