Murcia, Negros Occidental

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Municipality of Murcia
Lake in Mambukal
Lake in Mambukal
Official seal of Murcia
Map of Negros Occidental with Murcia highlighted
Map of Negros Occidental with Murcia highlighted
Murcia is located in Philippines
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 Negros Island Region (NIR)
Province Negros Occidental
Congr. district 3rd district of Negros Occidental
Barangays 23
 • Mayor Andrew L. Montelibano
 • 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
Dialing code +63 (0)34
Income class 1st class

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


Murcia is politically subdivided into 23 barangays ("Pob." means poblacion).[2]

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


Population census of Murcia
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 50,996 —    
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: National Statistics Office[3][4][5]

Economy and tourism[edit]

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).[6] 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.[7]

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]


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Negros Occidental". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Negros Island Region (NIR)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Province of Negros Occidental". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  6. ^, Bats are tourist attractions in Negros Occidental
  7. ^, Butterfly garden in Mambukal Resort opens

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