Placer, Masbate

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Placer
Municipality of Placer
Map of Masbate with Placer highlighted
Map of Masbate with Placer highlighted
Placer is located in Philippines
Placer
Placer
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°52′N 123°55′E / 11.87°N 123.92°E / 11.87; 123.92Coordinates: 11°52′N 123°55′E / 11.87°N 123.92°E / 11.87; 123.92
Country Philippines
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
District3rd district
Founded1948
Barangays35 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorJoshur Judd S. Lanete II
 • Electorate29,960 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total193.03 km2 (74.53 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total55,826
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5408
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)56
Climate typeTropical rainforest climate
Income class2nd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)129.1 million  (2016)
Native languagesCebuano
Masbateño language
Tagalog
Websitewww.placer.gov.ph

Placer, officially the Municipality of Placer, is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 55,826 people.[3]

Placer was created as a municipality from the barrio of the same name which used to belong to Cataingan, Masbate, by virtue of Republic Act No. 292, passed June 16, 1948.[4] It is the only municipality which is dominantly Cebuano-speaking and a common yearly contender and former champion in Cebu City's Sinulog Festival.

Barangays[edit]

Placer is politically subdivided into 35 barangays.[2]

  • Aguada
  • Ban-Ao
  • Burabod
  • Cabangcalan
  • Calumpang
  • Camayabsan
  • Daanlungsod
  • Dangpanan
  • Daraga
  • Guin-Awayan
  • Guinhan-Ayan
  • Katipunan
  • Libas
  • Locso-An
  • Luna
  • Mahayag
  • Mahayahay
  • Manlut-Od
  • Matagantang
  • Naboctot
  • Nagarao
  • Nainday
  • Naocondiot
  • Pasiagon
  • Pili
  • Poblacion
  • Puro
  • Quibrada
  • San Marcos
  • Santa Cruz
  • Taboc
  • Tan-Awan
  • Taverna
  • Tubod
  • Villa

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Placer
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 2,112—    
1960 21,235+4.13%
1970 30,174+3.57%
1975 29,639−0.36%
1980 35,710+3.80%
1990 38,568+0.77%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1995 39,787+0.58%
2000 44,418+2.39%
2007 48,469+1.21%
2010 55,438+5.01%
2015 55,826+0.13%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

In the 2015 census, the population of Placer, Masbate, was 55,826 people,[3] with a density of 290 inhabitants per square kilometre or 750 inhabitants per square mile.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Masbate". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "An act creating the municipality of Placer in the province of Masbate". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. ^ "Province of Masbate". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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