Sofronio Española

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Sofronio Española
Municipality
Municipality of Sofronio Española
Official seal of Sofronio Española
Seal
Map of Palawan with Sofronio Española highlighted
Map of Palawan with Sofronio Española highlighted
Sofronio Española is located in Philippines
Sofronio Española
Sofronio Española
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°03′N 118°02′E / 9.05°N 118.03°E / 9.05; 118.03Coordinates: 9°03′N 118°02′E / 9.05°N 118.03°E / 9.05; 118.03
Country  Philippines
Region Mimaropa (Region IV-B)
Province Palawan
District 2nd district
Founded June 5, 1995
Barangays 9 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Marsito Acoy
 • Electorate 18,753 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 473.91 km2 (182.98 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 32,876
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5301
PSGC 175324000
IDD:area code +63 (0)48
Climate type Tropical climate
Income class 2nd municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 141,225,694.07 (2016)

Sofronio Española, officially the Municipality of Sofronio Española, is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 32,876 people.[3]

It is the province's newest municipality, officially established on June 5, 1995 and Iber Chou became the first Municipality Mayor., when Republic Act No. 7679 partitioned the town from Brooke's Point.[4] It was named after former Congressman Sofronio Española.[5]

Barangays[edit]

Sofronio Española is politically subdivided into 9 barangays.

  • Abo-abo
  • Iraray
  • Isumbo
  • Labog
  • Panitian
  • Pulot Center
  • Pulot Interior (Pulot II)
  • Pulot Shore (Pulot I)
  • Punang

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Sofronio Española
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1995 22,986 —    
2000 26,801 +3.35%
2007 28,698 +0.95%
2010 29,997 +1.62%
2015 29,997 +0.00%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, the population of Sofronio Española was 32,876 people,[3] with a density of 69 inhabitants per square kilometre or 180 inhabitants per square mile.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Palawan". 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. ^ "Republic Act No. 7679; An Act Creating the Municipality of Sofronio Española in the Province of Palawan" (PDF). House of Representatives of the Philippines. 24 February 1994. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 February 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Sofronio Española" (PDF). Provincial Government of Palawan. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Province of Palawan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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