Santa Cruz, Marinduque

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Santa Cruz
Municipality
Municipality of Santa Cruz
Official seal of Santa Cruz
Seal
Map of Marinduque with Santa Cruz highlighted
Map of Marinduque with Santa Cruz highlighted
Santa Cruz is located in Philippines
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°29′N 122°02′E / 13.48°N 122.03°E / 13.48; 122.03Coordinates: 13°29′N 122°02′E / 13.48°N 122.03°E / 13.48; 122.03
Country  Philippines
Region Mimaropa (Region IV-B)
Province Marinduque
District Lone district of Marinduque
Founded 1609
Barangays 55 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Marissa Red
 • Vice Mayor Geraldine Morales
 • Electorate 34,088 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 270.77 km2 (104.54 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 56,408
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4902
PSGC 174005000
IDD:area code +63 (0)42
Climate type Tropical climate
Income class 1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 156,288,998.60 (2016)

Santa Cruz, officially the Municipality of Santa Cruz, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Marinduque, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 56,408 people.[3]

Barangays[edit]

Santa Cruz is politically subdivided into 55 barangays.[2] In 1957 the sitio of Kalangkang, barrio of Kasily, was converted into a barrio.[4]

  • Alobo
  • Angas
  • Aturan
  • Bagong Silang Pob. (2nd Zone)
  • Baguidbirin
  • Baliis
  • Balogo
  • Banahaw Pob. (3rd Zone Pob.)
  • Bangcuangan
  • Banogbog
  • Biga
  • Botilao
  • Buyabod
  • Dating Bayan
  • Devilla
  • Dolores
  • Haguimit
  • Hupi
  • Ipil
  • Jolo
  • Kaganhao
  • Kalangkang
  • Kamandugan
  • Kasily
  • Kilo-kilo
  • Kinyaman
  • Labo
  • Lamesa
  • Landy(Perez)
  • Lapu-lapu Pob. (5th Zone)
  • Libjo
  • Lipa
  • Lusok
  • Maharlika Pob. (1st Zone)
  • Makulapnit
  • Maniwaya
  • Manlibunan
  • Masaguisi
  • Masalukot
  • Matalaba
  • Mongpong
  • Morales
  • Napo (Malabon)
  • Pag-Asa Pob. (4th Zone)
  • Pantayin
  • Polo
  • Pulong-Parang
  • Punong
  • San Antonio
  • San Isidro
  • Tagum
  • Tamayo
  • Tambangan
  • Tawiran
  • Taytay

History[edit]

In 1942, Japanese imperial forces entered and occupied the town of Santa Cruz.

In 1945, at the beginning of the Battle of Marinduque, Filipino troops of the 5th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army came to Santa Cruz together with the guerrilla units of the Marinduque Revolutionary Army. Marinduque fought the battles against attacks from the Japanese imperial forces in the Second World War.

Republic Act No. 204, approved May 28, 1948, converted the sitios of Angas of the barrio of Tagum, Biga of the barrio of Alobo, Kamandungan of the barrio of Lusok, Kilokilo of the barrio of San Antonio, and Makulapnit of the barrio of Devilla to regular and independent barrios.[5]

In 1953, the sitio of Baguidbirin was converted into a barrio.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Santa Cruz
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 16,350 —    
1918 16,681 +0.13%
1939 24,537 +1.85%
1948 27,430 +1.25%
1960 32,765 +1.49%
1970 41,300 +2.34%
1975 49,274 +3.60%
1980 51,846 +1.02%
1990 52,926 +0.21%
1995 56,991 +1.40%
2000 60,055 +1.13%
2007 61,322 +0.29%
2010 55,673 −3.46%
2015 56,408 +0.25%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

In the 2015 census, the population of Santa Cruz, Marinduque, was 56,408 people,[3] with a density of 210 inhabitants per square kilometre or 540 inhabitants per square mile.

Transportation[edit]

Access to the municipality:

  • Via sea - Buyabod Port (ferry coming from Lucena, ro/ro and fastcrafts)
  • Via air - Marinduque Airport (Zest Air) - Jeepney to Sta. Cruz via Boac

Twin towns/cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Marinduque". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "An Act Converting the Sitio of Kalangkang, Barrio of Kasily, Municipality of Sta. Cruz, Province of Marinduque, into a Barrio to Be Known As the Barrio of Kalangkang of Said Municipality". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  5. ^ "An act converting the sitios of Angas, Biga, Kamandungan, Kilokilo and Makulapnit of the municipality of Santa Cruz, province of Marinduque, into independent barrios". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  6. ^ "An Act Creating the Barrio of Baguidbirin in the Municipality of Sta. Cruz, Province of Marinduque". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  7. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  8. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO. 
  9. ^ "Province of Marinduque". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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