Sofronio Española

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Sofronio Española
Municipality
Official seal of Sofronio Española
Seal
Location in Palawan
Location in Palawan
Sofronio Española is located in Philippines
Sofronio Española
Sofronio Española
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°03′N 118°02′E / 9.050°N 118.033°E / 9.050; 118.033Coordinates: 09°03′N 118°02′E / 9.050°N 118.033°E / 9.050; 118.033
Country Philippines
Region MIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
Province Palawan
Congr. district 2nd district
Founded June 5, 1995
Barangays 9
Government[1]
 • Mayor Zenaida B. Gomez
Area[2]
 • Total 473.91 km2 (182.98 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 29,997
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code 5301
Dialing code 48

Sofronio Española is a second class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 29,997 people.[3]

It is the province's newest municipality, officially established on June 5, 1995, 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.[2]

  • 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%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: PALAWAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  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 15 November 2012. 
  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. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Sofronio Española" (PDF). Provincial Government of Palawan. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 

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