Naic, Cavite

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Naic
Municipality
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Flag of Naic
Flag
Official seal of Naic
Seal
Nickname(s): Industrial Terminal & Amusement Center of the Future
Map of Cavite showing the location of Naic
Map of Cavite showing the location of Naic
Naic is located in Philippines
Naic
Naic
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°19′N 120°46′E / 14.317°N 120.767°E / 14.317; 120.767Coordinates: 14°19′N 120°46′E / 14.317°N 120.767°E / 14.317; 120.767
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Cavite Province
Congr. districts 7th District
Founded 1869
Barangays 30[1]
Government[2]
 • Mayor Junio C. Dualan
 • Vice Mayor Rodrigo A. Castillo
Area[3]
 • Total 76.24 km2 (29.44 sq mi)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total 88,144
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4110
Dialing code 46
class 1st class; urban
Website www.naic.cavite.gov.ph

Naic is a first class municipality in the province of Cavite, Philippines. It is just 47 kilometres (29 mi) away from the city of Manila. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 88,144 people[4] in a land area of 76.24 square kilometers.

Etymology[edit]

Naic, Cavite is one of the former barrios of Maragondon, along with 1) Magallanes (named after Magellan, the Portuguese explorer who was recognized as the first world circumnavigator, after reaching the Philippines under the Spanish Flag); 2) Bailen (named after a town in Spain wherefrom the Friar Baltazar Narváez came, but renamed and now, General Emilio Aguinaldo, after the first President of the First Philippine Republic; 3) Tagaytay City, a former part of Alfonso; 4) Alfonso, (named after the King Alfonso who ascended the throne as a youngster, after his mother, a child Queen abdicated—after being enthroned by a General -later Count- Narváez); and 5) Ternate (a town with three names, Ternate, Wawa, Barra. Ternate was the name of the home in Mollucas of the settlers who were sent by the Dutch and Portuguese to the Philippines to fight the Chinese Pirates; Wawa was the name for this Shores-rich little site; Barra was the name given for this "Docking Place or Site" of Maragondon.)

Better spelled NAIC as an acronym-for Nuestra Adorada (or Amable or Amante) Inmaculada Concepción, Spanish for Our Adorable (or Amiable or Loving) Immaculate Conception, referring to the Patroness of the then barrio, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, whose feast the barrio celebrated (and the Town continues to celebrate) on December 8.

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Naic has several histories when it comes to the origin of its name. One theory suggests that it originated when a Spaniard asked a native about what the pig is doing and he said "Na - igik" thus later on developed as Naic. Another one suggests that it came from a Spanish word "Ca - Naic" meaning neighboring place by which its mother town was the present Maragondon. Another theory put forward is that Naic is an acronym for Nuestra Adorada Immaculada Concepcion. The town's name is the Spanish translation of the town's patron saint, Our Lady of Immaculate Concepcion. As an honor and reverence to Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, the town folks celebrate annually their town fiesta on every 8th day of December.

Barangays[edit]

Naic is politically subdivided into 30 barangays ).[3]

  • Bagong Kalsada
  • Balsahan
  • Bancaan
  • Bucana Sasahan
  • Bucana Malaki
  • Capt. C. Nazareno (Pob.)(Socony)
  • Calubcob
  • Gomez-Zamora (Pob.)
  • Halang
  • Humbac
  • Ibayo Estacion
  • Ibayo Silangan
  • Kanluran
  • Labac
  • Latoria
  • Mabulo
  • Makina
  • Malainen Bago
  • Malainen Luma
  • Molino
  • Munting Mapino
  • Muzon
  • Palangue Central
  • Palangue 2 & 3
  • Sabang
  • San Roque
  • Santulan
  • Sapa
  • Timalan Balsahan
  • Timalan Concepcion

Heritage Structures[edit]

One of the early 20th century domestic architecture in Naic, Cavite

The town of Naic is home to a few late 19th century to early American period ancestral houses which remain to this day.

Landmarks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philippine Standard Geographic Code listing for Naic - National Statistical Coordination Board
  2. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Province: CAVITE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  5. ^ [As explained to Salvación Aurora Riel y Narváez de Grimes and her twin Concepción Zenaida Riel y Narváez de Bodota by their grandparents, Señor Don José María Narváez y Martín Ángeles and Señora Doña Cecilia Reyes y Riego de Dios de Narváez, both of Maragondon, Cavite.]

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