Murcia, Negros Occidental

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Murcia
Municipality
Municipality of Murcia
Lake in Mambukal
Lake in Mambukal
Official seal of Murcia
Seal
Map of Negros Occidental with Murcia highlighted
Map of Negros Occidental with Murcia highlighted
Murcia is located in Philippines
Murcia
Murcia
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°36′N 123°02′E / 10.6°N 123.03°E / 10.6; 123.03Coordinates: 10°36′N 123°02′E / 10.6°N 123.03°E / 10.6; 123.03
Country  Philippines
Region Western Visayas (Region VI)
Province Negros Occidental
District 3rd district of Negros Occidental
Barangays 23 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Andrew L. Montelibano
 • Electorate 46,869 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 279.14 km2 (107.78 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 81,286
 • Density 290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6129
PSGC 064520000
IDD:area code +63 (0)34
Climate type Tropical climate
Income class 1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 183,416,218.50 (2016)
Website www.negros-occ.gov.ph/about-negros-occidental/cities-and-municipalities/municipalities/municipality-of-murcia

Murcia, officially the Municipality of Murcia, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 81,286 people.[3]

Barangays[edit]

Murcia Municipal Building

Murcia is politically subdivided into 23 barangays ("Pob." means poblacion).

  • Abo-abo
  • Alegria
  • Amayco
  • Zone I (Poblacion)
  • Zone II (Poblacion)
  • Zone III (Poblacion)
  • Zone IV (Poblacion)
  • Zone V (Poblacion)
  • Blumentritt
  • Buenavista
  • Caliban
  • Canlandog
  • Cansilayan
  • Damsite
  • Iglau-an
  • Lopez Jaena
  • Minoyan
  • Pandanon (Silos)
  • San Miguel
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Rosa
  • Salvacion
  • Talotog

Demographics[edit]

Murcia Town Plaza
Population census of Murcia
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 4,227 —    
1918 10,058 +5.95%
1939 18,948 +3.06%
1948 28,243 +4.53%
1960 23,482 −1.53%
1970 32,176 +3.20%
1975 38,668 +3.75%
1980 45,162 +3.15%
1990 50,996 +1.22%
1995 55,128 +1.47%
2000 59,358 +1.60%
2007 71,289 +2.56%
2010 75,207 +1.97%
2015 68,254 −1.83%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

Economy and tourism[edit]

Immaculate Conception Parish

The Mambukal Resort in Barangay Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental has bats as tourist attraction. There resort has 3 species of bats – the Philippine Flying Fox (Philippine Giant Fruit Bat), the Philippine bare-backed fruit bat, and the Little Golden-mantled Flying Fox, which is already endangered. They produce a nitrogen-rich organic fertilizer called guano. Bats are included in the list of animals protected by Republic Act 9147 (Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act).[7] The provincial government-owned Mambukal Resort inaugurated its "Butterfly Garden," on December, 2007. Live predators of butterflies like tarantula, wild geckos, scorpions, millipedes and centipedes were displayed.[8]

Aside from the Mambukal Mountain Resort, Murcia is also famous for its Pandanon River Resort situated in the Murcia-Don Salvador Benedicto municipality border. A golf and country club is situated in Barangay Blumentritt. The newly built Kahulihoha Herbal Garden and Serenity Park can be found in Barangay Alegria.

Twin cities[edit]

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. 
  7. ^ eturbonews.com, Bats are tourist attractions in Negros Occidental
  8. ^ pia.gov.ph, Butterfly garden in Mambukal Resort opens

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