Ragay, Camarines Sur

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Ragay
Municipality
Official seal of Ragay
Seal
Map of Camarines Sur showing the location of Ragay
Map of Camarines Sur showing the location of Ragay
Ragay is located in Philippines
Ragay
Ragay
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°49′N 122°47′E / 13.817°N 122.783°E / 13.817; 122.783Coordinates: 13°49′N 122°47′E / 13.817°N 122.783°E / 13.817; 122.783
Country Philippines
Region Bicol (Region V)
Province Camarines Sur
District 1st district (Riverside)
Barangays 38
Government[1]
 • Mayor Ricardo B. Aquino (Kampi)
Area[2]
 • Total 400.22 km2 (154.53 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 54,934
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4410
Dialing code 54
Income class 1st class; partially urban
Website Municipality of Ragay

Ragay is a first class municipality in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 54,934 people.[3]

History[edit]

No date was known as to the establishment of the municipality of Ragay although it was recorded that the town was then a visita of Lupi on April 15, 1953.

It was believed that Ragay was also a witness to the ravings of the Moros who would make sudden attacks on most parts of Camarines Sur and Albay. This constant scenario in the lives of the residents of Ragay prompt them to transfer the town to Kaburihan (now called Sta. Cruz) which is on the upper part of the Ragay River. Kaburihan was later named Hagay (which means "separate and selected"). An unusual incident paved the way for the old name to be altered into what is now known as "Ragay". An unusual incident took place when a soldier mistakenly heard the word "Hagay" to be "Ragay" upon inquiring with a native lady the name of the place.

Barangays[edit]

Ragay is politically subdivided into 38 barangays.[2]

  • Agao-ao
  • Agrupacion
  • Amomokpok
  • Apad
  • Apale
  • Banga Caves
  • Baya
  • Binahan Proper
  • Binahan Upper
  • Buenasuerte
  • Cabadisan
  • Cabinitan
  • Cabugao
  • Caditaan
  • Cale
  • Godofredo Reyes Sr.(Catabangan Crossing)
  • Catabangan Proper
  • Inandawa
  • Laguio
  • Lanipga-Cawayan
  • Liboro
  • Lohong
  • Lower Omon
  • Lower Santa Cruz
  • Panaytayan
  • Panaytayan Nuevo
  • Patalunan
  • Poblacion Ilaod
  • Poblacion Iraya
  • Port Junction Norte
  • Port Junction Sur
  • Salvacion
  • Samay
  • San Rafael
  • F. Simeon (Pugod)
  • Tagbac
  • Upper Omon
  • Upper Santa Cruz

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Ragay
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 41,438 —    
1995 44,154 +1.20%
2000 47,743 +1.69%
2007 52,021 +1.19%
2010 54,934 +2.00%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: CAMARINES SUR". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  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 2 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Camarines Sur". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 

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