Tapaz, Capiz

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Tapaz
Municipality
Flag of Tapaz
Flag
Nickname(s): The Heart of Panay Island
Motto: Regnat Populus Dei ("The People of God Reigns")
Map of Capiz with Tapaz highlighted
Map of Capiz with Tapaz highlighted
Tapaz is located in Philippines
Tapaz
Tapaz
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°16′N 122°32′E / 11.27°N 122.53°E / 11.27; 122.53Coordinates: 11°16′N 122°32′E / 11.27°N 122.53°E / 11.27; 122.53
Country Philippines
Region Western Visayas (Region VI)
Province Capiz
Legislative district 2nd district of Capiz
Barangays 58
Government[1]
 • Mayor Roberto Palomar
Area[2]
 • Total 517.18 km2 (199.68 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 51,313
 • Density 99/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5814
IDD:area code +63 (0)36
Website www.tapaz.gov.ph

Tapaz is a first class municipality in the province of Capiz, Philippines, in the center of Panay Island. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 51,313 people.[3] [4]

The festival in Tapaz are the Patabang Festival in September and Sirinadya in January; other local festival is Tinuom Festival in San Nicolas celebrated in the Month of December.

Geography[edit]

Tapaz lies within the latitude 11° 09’ to 11° 09’ 42" and the longitude of 121° 11’ to 122° 34’ 45". It is bounded on the north-west and north-east by the Municipality of Jamindan in the Province of Capiz, on the east by the Municipality of Dumalag of the Province of Capiz, on the west by the Province of Antique, and by the Province of Iloilo, principally by the Municipalities of Lambunao, Calinog and Bingawan from the south-west to the southeast.

Barangays[edit]

Tapaz is politically subdivided into 58 barangays.[2]

  • Abangay
  • Acuña
  • Agcococ
  • Aglinab
  • Aglupacan
  • Agpalali
  • Apero
  • Artuz
  • Bag-Ong Barrio
  • Bato-bato
  • Buri
  • Camburanan
  • Candelaria
  • Carida
  • Cristina
  • Da-an Banwa
  • Da-an Norte
  • Da-an Sur
  • Garcia
  • Gebio-an
  • Hilwan
  • Initan
  • Katipunan
  • Lagdungan
  • Lahug
  • Libertad
  • Mabini
  • Maliao
  • Malitbog
  • Minan
  • Nayawan
  • Poblacion
  • Rizal Norte
  • Rizal Sur
  • Roosevelt
  • Roxas
  • Salong
  • San Antonio
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • San Julian
  • San Miguel Ilawod
  • San Miguel Ilaya
  • San Nicolas
  • San Pedro
  • San Roque
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Ana
  • Santa Petronila
  • Senonod
  • Siya
  • Switch
  • Tabon
  • Tacayan
  • Taft
  • Taganghin
  • Taslan
  • Wright

History[edit]

Tapaz was founded in 1835 but it continued being a part of Dumalag for many years. In 1862 and 1863 two letters were made to declare parish under the patronage of St. Jerome. Both were signed by Governor General Lemery, but they were never executed. Finally, in 1874, Tapaz was declared an independent parish by Jaro Bishop Mariano Cuartero.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Tapaz
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 40,942 —    
1995 40,809 −0.06%
2000 44,085 +1.67%
2007 47,059 +0.90%
2010 48,051 +0.76%
2015 51,313 +1.26%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5]

In the 2015 census, the population of Tapaz was 51,313 people,[3] with a density of 99 inhabitants per square kilometre or 260 inhabitants per square mile.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Capiz". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Province of Capiz". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 

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