Narra, Palawan

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Narra
Municipality
Narra Municipal Hall.JPG
Map of Palawan with Narra highlighted
Map of Palawan with Narra highlighted
Narra is located in Philippines
Narra
Narra
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°17′N 118°25′E / 9.283°N 118.417°E / 9.283; 118.417Coordinates: 09°17′N 118°25′E / 9.283°N 118.417°E / 9.283; 118.417
Country Philippines
Region MIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
Province Palawan
Congr. district 2nd district
Founded June 21, 1969
Barangays 23
Government[1]
 • Mayor Lucena D. Demaala
Area[2]
 • Total 831.73 km2 (321.13 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 65,264
 • Density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code 5303
Dialing code 48
Website www.narrapalawan.ph

Narra is a first class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 65,264 people.[3]

Besides spelling out the local name for the Pterocarpus indicus -- the Philippines' national tree -- it is an acronym for National Resettlement Rehabilitation Administration. This program, established on June 18, 1954, resettled landless people from Luzon to Palawan. On June 21, 1969, the Municipality of Narra was created by virtue of Republic Act No. 5642 signed by President Ferdinand Marcos.[4]

Having a title as "The Rice Granary of Palawan" Municipality of Narra is the main rice producer of the Province of Palawan. The municipality also held "Palay Festival" (Formerly called as "Anihan(Reaping) Festival") held every middle or end week of the October.

Narra is a proper noun also home of the endangered endemic cockatoo species called "Katala or Abukay or Kalangay (depends on local dialect)" or Philippine red-vented cockatoo (cacatua haematuropygia) and other rare animal species.

Barangays[edit]

Narra is politically subdivided into 23 barangays.

  • Antipuluan
  • Aramaywan
  • Batang-batang
  • Bato-bato (San Isidro)
  • Burirao
  • Caguisan
  • Calategas
  • Dumagueña
  • Elvita
  • Estrella Village
  • Ipilan
  • Malatgao
  • Malinao
  • Narra (Pob.)
  • Panacan
  • Panacan 2
  • Princess Urduja
  • Sandoval
  • Tacras
  • Taritien
  • Teresa
  • Tinagong Dagat
  • Bagong Sikat

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Narra
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 41,326 —    
1995 48,339 +2.98%
2000 56,845 +3.54%
2007 62,525 +1.32%
2010 65,264 +1.57%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][5]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Province: PALAWAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 22 November 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 15 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "NARRA" (PDF). Provincial Government of Palawan. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Province of Palawan". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 

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