Roxas, Palawan

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Not to be confused with Roxas, Capiz.
Roxas
Municipality
Coco Loco Island Resort in Roxas
Coco Loco Island Resort in Roxas
Map of Palawan with Roxas highlighted
Map of Palawan with Roxas highlighted
Roxas is located in Philippines
Roxas
Roxas
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°20′N 119°20′E / 10.333°N 119.333°E / 10.333; 119.333Coordinates: 10°20′N 119°20′E / 10.333°N 119.333°E / 10.333; 119.333
Country Philippines
Region MIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
Province Palawan
Congr. district 1st district of Palawan
Founded 1951
Barangays 31
Government[1]
 • Mayor Maria Angela V. Sabando
Area[2]
 • Total 1,177.56 km2 (454.66 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 61,058
 • Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code 5308
Dialing code 48

Roxas is a municipality located on the eastern coast of the provincial island of Palawan, Philippines. As of 2010, it had a population of 61,058 people.[3]

Roxas was created in 1951 from the barrios of Tinitian, Caramay, Rizal, Del Pilar, Malcampo, Tumarbong, Taradungan, Ilian, and Capayas of Puerto Princesa.[4]

Barangays[edit]

Roxas is politically subdivided into 31 barangays.[2] Bagong Bayan was formerly a sitio of Ilian which is now part of the municipality of Dumaran).[5]

  • Abaroan
  • Antonino
  • Bagong Bayan
  • Caramay
  • Dumarao
  • Iraan
  • Jolo
  • Magara (Arasan)
  • Malcampo
  • Mendoza
  • Narra (Minara)
  • New Barbacan (Retac)
  • New Cuyo
  • Barangay 1 (Pob.)
  • Rizal
  • Salvacion
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • San Miguel
  • San Nicolas
  • Sandoval
  • Tagumpay
  • Taradungan
  • Tinitian
  • Tumarbong
  • Barangay II (Pob.)
  • Barangay III (Pob.)
  • Barangay IV (Pob.)
  • Barangay V (Pob.) (Porao Islan)
  • Barangay VI (Pob.) (Johnson Is)
  • Nicanor Zabala

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Roxas
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 36,604 —    
1995 44,370 +3.67%
2000 47,242 +1.35%
2007 51,084 +1.08%
2010 61,058 +6.71%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][6]
Children walking in the street in Roxas

Education[edit]

Tertiary:

Secondary:

  • Roxas National Comprehensive High School
  • Tumarbong National High School
  • Mendoza National High School
  • Dumarao National High School
  • San Jose (ROXAS) National High School
  • Abaroan National High School
  • Tagumpay National High School
  • Magara School for Philippine Craftsmen
  • Francisco Lagan Memorial National High School (Caramay)
  • Nicanor Zabala National High School
  • Tinitian National High School

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: PALAWAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 15 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. ^ "An act creating the municipality of Roxas, province of Palawan". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  5. ^ "An Act Converting the Sitio of Bagongbayan in the Barrio of Ilian, Municipality of Roxas, Province of Palawan, into a Barrio". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  6. ^ "Province of Palawan". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 

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