La Castellana, Negros Occidental

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La Castellana
Municipality
Municipality of La Castellana
Map of Negros Occidental with La Castellana highlighted
Map of Negros Occidental with La Castellana highlighted
La Castellana is located in Philippines
La Castellana
La Castellana
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°21′N 123°04′E / 10.35°N 123.07°E / 10.35; 123.07Coordinates: 10°21′N 123°04′E / 10.35°N 123.07°E / 10.35; 123.07
Country  Philippines
Region Western Visayas (Region VI)
Province Negros Occidental
District 5th district of Negros Occidental
Barangays 13 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Rhumyla Nicor-Mangilimutan
 • Electorate 38,632 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 185.22 km2 (71.51 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 74,855
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 6131
PSGC 064517000
IDD:area code +63 (0)34
Climate type Tropical climate
Income class 1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 152,816,885.33 (2016)
Native languages Hiligaynon
Tagalog
Website elgu.ncc.gov.ph/ecommunity/lacastellana-negoc/

La Castellana, officially the Municipality of La Castellana, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 74,855 people.[3]

La Castellana is a rural town situated at the base of Kanlaon Volcano, known for its natural springs, water falls and scenic spots. It is named after the famous "Paseo de la Castellana" in Madrid, Spain. It is an agricultural town engaged in sugarcane, rice and banana farming. It is home of many festivals namely Bailes de Luces, Banana Festival and Senior San Vicente Ferrer Feast Day where devotees far and near attend to for healing.

Barangays[edit]

La Castellana is politically subdivided into 13 barangays.

  • Biaknabato
  • Cabacungan
  • Cabagnaan
  • Camandag
  • Lalagsan
  • Manghanoy
  • Mansalanao
  • Masulog
  • Nato
  • Puso
  • Robles (Poblacion)
  • Sag-Ang
  • Talaptap

Demographics[edit]

Population census of La Castellana
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 5,329—    
1918 8,087+2.82%
1939 16,861+3.56%
1948 24,654+4.31%
1960 35,630+3.12%
1970 34,881−0.21%
1975 41,821+3.71%
1980 44,684+1.33%
1990 54,368+1.98%
1995 59,620+1.74%
2000 59,102−0.19%
2007 70,838+2.53%
2010 71,013+0.09%
2015 74,855+1.01%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

References[edit]

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

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