Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur

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Santa Cruz
Municipality
Santa Cruz Municipal Hall
Santa Cruz Municipal Hall
Flag of Santa Cruz
Flag
Official seal of Santa Cruz
Seal
Map of Ilocos Sur showing the location of Santa Cruz.
Map of Ilocos Sur showing the location of Santa Cruz.
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 I)
Province Ilocos Sur
District 2nd District
Barangays 49
Government[1]
 • Mayor Teresita Corpus Valle
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 PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2713
IDD:area code +63 (0)77
Income class 1st class
Website stacruz-is.gov.ph

Santa Cruz (/ˈsæntə ˈkrz/, Spanish: Holy Cross) is a first class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 39,868 people.[3]

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
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 28,764 —    
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]

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. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 19 September 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. ^ "Province of Ilocos Sur". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 

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