Mercedes, Camarines Norte

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Mercedes
Municipality
Sa pantalan kan Mercedes029.jpg
Official seal of Mercedes
Seal
Map of Camarines Norte with Mercedes highlighted
Map of Camarines Norte with Mercedes highlighted
Mercedes is located in Philippines
Mercedes
Mercedes
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°06′N 123°01′E / 14.100°N 123.017°E / 14.100; 123.017Coordinates: 14°06′N 123°01′E / 14.100°N 123.017°E / 14.100; 123.017
Country Philippines
Region Bicol (Region V)
Province Camarines Norte
District 2nd district
Founded 1948
Barangays 26
Government[1]
 • Mayor Alexander L. Pajarillo
Area[2]
 • Total 173.69 km2 (67.06 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 47,674
 • Density 270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code 4601
Dialing code 54

Mercedes is a second class municipality in the province of Camarines Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 47,674 people.[3]

History[edit]

The town was originally named "Barra", and it was a barangay of Daet, the provincial capital. Its name was changed to Mercedes after Doña Mercedes, a rich woman who devoted her life of helping the community, especially the poor.

Mercedes was created from the barrios of Babatnon, Lanot, Lalawigan, Pinagdamhan, Hamoraon, Colasi, Tarum, Pambuhan, Masalong-salong, Hinipaan, Matoogtoog, Cayucyucan, Mambongalon, Manguisoc, Gaboc, Mercedes, Tanayagan, Tagontong, Catandonganon, Cariñgo Island, Quinapaquian Island, Apuao Island, all formerly part of Daet, Camarines Norte, by virtue of Republic Act No. 341, approved on July 26, 1948.[4]

Barangays[edit]

Mercedes is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.[2]

  • Apuao
  • Barangay I (Poblacion)
  • Barangay II (Pob.)
  • Barangay III (Pob.)
  • Barangay IV (Pob.)
  • Barangay V (Pob.)
  • Barangay VI (Pob.)
  • Barangay VII (Pob.)
  • Caringo
  • Catandunganon
  • Cayucyucan
  • Colasi
  • Del Rosario (Tagongtong)
  • Gaboc
  • Hamoraon
  • Hinipaan
  • Lalawigan
  • Lanot
  • Mambungalon
  • Manguisoc
  • Masalongsalong
  • Matoogtoog
  • Pambuhan
  • Quinapaguian
  • San Roque
  • Tarum

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Mercedes
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 34,300 —    
1995 38,641 +2.26%
2000 41,713 +1.65%
2007 44,375 +0.86%
2010 47,674 +2.64%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][5]
Mercedes town center
Mercedes municipal hall

Schools[edit]

  • Mercedes Central School
  • Mercedes High School (San Roque)
  • Manguisoc National High School
  • Camarines Norte State College - Mercedes Campus (formerly Mercedes School of Fisheries)
  • Tagongtong Elementary School
  • San Roque National High School
  • Don Pablo S Villafuerte National High School
  • Claro Ibasco Elementary School
  • F. P. Ibasco Elem. School
  • Quinapaguian Elem. School
  • Lope Manlangit Elem. School
  • Mambungalon Elem. School
  • Cayucyucan Elem. School
  • Pambuhan Elem School
  • Gaboc Elementary School
  • Lalawigan Elem. School
  • San Roque Elem. School
  • Manguisoc Elem. School
  • Tarum Elem. School
  • Colasi Elem. School
  • Hamoraon Elem. School
  • Lanot Elem. School
  • Mansalongsalong
  • Mantoogtoog Elem. School
  • Hinipaan·Elem. School

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: CAMARINES NORTE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "An act creating the municipality of Mercedes, province of Camarines Norte". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  5. ^ "Province of Camarines Norte". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 

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