Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur

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Santa Cruz
Municipality
Municipality of Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Municipal Hall
Santa Cruz Municipal Hall
Flag of Santa Cruz
Flag
Official seal of Santa Cruz
Seal
Map of Ilocos Sur with Santa Cruz highlighted
Map of Ilocos Sur with Santa Cruz highlighted
Santa Cruz is located in Philippines
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 17°05′N 120°27′E / 17.08°N 120.45°E / 17.08; 120.45Coordinates: 17°05′N 120°27′E / 17.08°N 120.45°E / 17.08; 120.45
Country  Philippines
Region Ilocos Region (Region I)
Province Ilocos Sur
District 2nd District
Barangays 49 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Teresita Corpus Valle
 • Electorate 22,597 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 88.78 km2 (34.28 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 39,868
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 2713
PSGC 012924000
IDD:area code +63 (0)77
Climate type Tropical monsoon climate
Income class 1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 372,718,831.15 (2016)
Website stacruz-is.gov.ph

Santa Cruz (/ˈsæntə ˈkrz/, officially the Municipality of Santa Cruz, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 39,868 people.[3]

Santa Cruz is 333 kilometres (207 mi) from Metro Manila and 74 kilometres (46 mi) from Vigan City, the provincial capital.

Barangays[edit]

Santa Cruz is politically subdivided into 49 barangays.[2]

  • Amarao
  • Babayoan
  • Bacsayan
  • Banay
  • Bayugao Este
  • Bayugao Oeste
  • Besalan
  • Bugbuga
  • Calaoan
  • Camanggaan
  • Candalican
  • Capariaan
  • Casilagan
  • Coscosnong
  • Daligan
  • Dili
  • Gabor Norte
  • Gabor Sur
  • Lalong
  • Lantag
  • Las-ud
  • Mambog
  • Mantanas
  • Nagtengnga
  • Padaoil
  • Paratong
  • Pattiqui
  • Pidpid
  • Pilar
  • Pinipin
  • Poblacion Este
  • Poblacion Norte
  • Poblacion Weste
  • Poblacion Sur
  • Quinfermin
  • Quinsoriano
  • Sagat
  • San Antonio
  • San Jose
  • San Pedro
  • Saoat
  • Sevilla
  • Sidaoen
  • Suyo
  • Tampugo
  • Turod
  • Villa Garcia
  • Villa Hermosa
  • Villa Laurencia

Etymology[edit]

The place now known as Santa Cruz was the site where Captain Juan de Salcedo landed to get provisions, especially water, on his way to pacify the North. As soon as they came ashore, his men went immediately to the top of the highest sand dune and planted a big wooden cross to signify the place has been conquered by the white men (like what they did later in Santa Catalina). This cross is visible to mariners passing by, often describing the place as "Santa Cruz." The cross may have vanished, but the name Santa Cruz stuck, especially with natives who became Christians.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Santa Cruz
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 8,533—    
1918 12,672+2.67%
1939 12,948+0.10%
1948 13,799+0.71%
1960 16,954+1.73%
1970 20,459+1.89%
1975 22,688+2.10%
1980 23,027+0.30%
1990 28,764+2.25%
1995 30,145+0.88%
2000 34,433+2.89%
2007 35,906+0.58%
2010 37,911+2.00%
2015 39,868+0.96%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

In the 2015 census, the population of Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur, was 39,868 people,[3] with a density of 450 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,200 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: Ilocos Sur". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO. 
  6. ^ "Province of Ilocos Sur". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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