San Fernando, Masbate

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San Fernando
Municipality
Map of Masbate with San Fernando highlighted
Map of Masbate with San Fernando highlighted
San Fernando is located in Philippines
San Fernando
San Fernando
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°29′N 123°45′E / 12.483°N 123.750°E / 12.483; 123.750Coordinates: 12°29′N 123°45′E / 12.483°N 123.750°E / 12.483; 123.750
Country Philippines
Region Bicol (Region V)
Province Masbate
District 1st district
Barangays 26
Government[1]
 • Mayor Narciso "Bong" R. Bravo, Jr.
Area[2]
 • Total 77.50 km2 (29.92 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 21,309
 • Density 270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code 5416
Dialing code 56

San Fernando is a municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. It is located On Ticao Island. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 21,309 people.[3] The economy is based on fishing, farming, and other trades.

In 1951, the barrios of Batuan, Burgos, Gibraltar, Costa Rica, Panisihan, and Matabao were separated from San Fernando to form the town of Batuan.[4]

Barangays[edit]

San Fernando is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.

  • Altavista
  • Benitinan
  • Buenasuerte
  • Buenavista
  • Buenos Aires
  • Buyo
  • Cañelas
  • Corbada
  • Daplian
  • Del Rosario
  • Ipil
  • Lahong
  • Lumbia
  • Magkaipit
  • Minio
  • Pinamoghaan
  • Poblacion (District 1) Baybaydagat
  • Poblacion (District 2) Silangan
  • Poblacion (District 3) Magsasaka
  • Poblacion (District 4) Bayanihan
  • Progreso
  • Resurreccion/Looc
  • Salvacion
  • Sowa
  • Talisay
  • Valparaiso

Demographics[edit]

Population census of San Fernando
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 16,904 —    
1995 18,722 +1.93%
2000 19,179 +0.52%
2007 19,565 +0.28%
2010 21,309 +3.16%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: MASBATE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 20 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 20 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "An Act Creating the Municipality of Batuan in the Province of Masbate". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  5. ^ "Province of Masbate". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 

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