Garchitorena, Camarines Sur

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Garchitorena
Municipality of Garchitorena
Map of Camarines Sur with Garchitorena highlighted
Map of Camarines Sur with Garchitorena highlighted
Garchitorena is located in Philippines
Garchitorena
Garchitorena
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°53′N 123°42′E / 13.88°N 123.7°E / 13.88; 123.7Coordinates: 13°53′N 123°42′E / 13.88°N 123.7°E / 13.88; 123.7
Country Philippines
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceCamarines Sur
District3rd district
Barangays23 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorNelson Bueza
 • Electorate14,461 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total243.80 km2 (94.13 sq mi)
Population
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total27,010
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
4428
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)54
Climate typeTropical rainforest climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)89,042,570.84 (2016)
Poverty incidence56.06 (2012)[4]
Native languagesCentral Bikol
Tagalog

Garchitorena, officially the Municipality of Garchitorena, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 27,010 people.[3]

Its territory includes the islands of Quinalasag, Lamit, and Malabungot, also known as Mahad.

Barangays[edit]

Garchitorena is politically subdivided into 23 barangays.

  • Ason (Anson)
  • Bahi
  • Binagasbasan
  • Burabod
  • Cagamutan
  • Cagnipa
  • Canlong
  • Dangla
  • Del Pilar
  • Denrica
  • Harrison
  • Mansangat
  • Pambuhan
  • Barangay I (Poblacion)
  • Barangay II (Poblacion)
  • Barangay III (Poblacion)
  • Barangay IV (Poblacion)
  • Sagrada
  • Salvacion
  • San Vicente
  • Sumaoy
  • Tamiawon
  • Toytoy

History[edit]

The original location of Garchitorena is said to be found at the mouth of the Pambuhan River but it was later transferred to Binanwahan primarily because of frequent attacks of the Moros.

Soon, a rich man by the name of Don Andres Garchitorena, who hailed from Tigaon town and owned in this place a vast portion of the land area, persuaded the townspeople to plant abaca. He later established an abaca processing plant which started the establishment of this coastal settlement.

The municipality was established on March 4, 1949 through Executive Order No. 205 signed by President Elpidio Quirino. It was originally named the municipality of Anderson.[5] The municipality was then renamed after its founder and discoverer, Don Andres Garchitorena. He came from Tigaon. He was a member of Emilio Aguinaldo's Hong Kong Junta during the Spanish–American War. He became the governor of then Ambos Camarines in 1919. He is the father of Don Mariano Garchitorena, Secretary of Agriculture and Commerce and also Governor of Camarines Sur.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of
YearPop.±% p.a.
1960 10,191—    
1970 15,890+4.54%
1975 16,438+0.68%
1980 16,877+0.53%
1990 19,439+1.42%
1995 19,481+0.04%
2000 23,021+3.64%
2007 24,825+1.05%
2010 25,204+0.55%
2015 27,010+1.33%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, the population of Garchitorena was 27,010 people,[3] with a density of 110 inhabitants per square kilometre or 280 inhabitants per square mile.

Bikol is the predominant language spoken.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Garchitorena, Camarines Sur
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30
(86)
30
(86)
32
(90)
33
(91)
35
(95)
35
(95)
35
(95)
34
(93)
35
(95)
33
(91)
31
(88)
31
(88)
33
(91)
Average low °C (°F) 27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(82)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(85)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 151.1
(5.95)
198.89
(7.83)
106.28
(4.18)
60.08
(2.37)
63.62
(2.50)
85.76
(3.38)
117.53
(4.63)
46.99
(1.85)
52.23
(2.06)
740.22
(29.14)
522.7
(20.58)
618.0
(24.33)
2,763.4
(108.8)
Average rainy days 24 28 18 23 23 25 29 21 26 28 29 31 305
Source: World Weather Online[9]

Economy[edit]

Local agricultural products include:

  • Abaca
  • Coconut
  • Palay

Electrical power is supplied by CASURECO (Camarines Sur Electrical Company).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Camarines Sur". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "PSA Releases the 2012 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Archived from the original on 28 January 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Executive Order No. 205, s. 1949". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Province of Camarines Sur". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Garchitorena, Camarines Sur: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 29 October 2017.

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