Toledo, Cebu

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Toledo
City of Toledo
Aerial view of Toledo
Aerial view of Toledo
Official seal of Toledo
Seal
Map of Cebu with Toledo highlighted
Map of Cebu with Toledo highlighted
Toledo is located in Philippines
Toledo
Toledo
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°23′N 123°39′E / 10.38°N 123.65°E / 10.38; 123.65Coordinates: 10°23′N 123°39′E / 10.38°N 123.65°E / 10.38; 123.65
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
District3rd district of Cebu
Founded1861
Cityhood19 June 1960
Barangays38 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Panlungsod
 • MayorJohn Osmeña
 • Vice MayorAntonio Yapha
 • CongressmanGwendolyn Garcia
 • Electorate103,658 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total216.28 km2 (83.51 sq mi)
Population
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total170,335
 • Density790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6038
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)32
Climate typeTropical climate
Income class3rd city income class
Revenue (₱)1,018.3 million  (2016)
Native languagesCebuano
Tagalog
Websitewww.toledocity.gov.ph

Toledo, officially the City of Toledo, (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Toledo; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Toledo), or simply known as Toledo City, is a 3rd class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 170,335 people.[3]

Toledo City is bordered to the north by the town of Balamban, to the west is the Tañon Strait, to the east is Cebu City And Naga and the town of Minglanilla, and to the south is the town of Pinamungajan.

On 18 June 1960 Toledo became a chartered city under Republic Act No. 2688.[4]

Toledo is about 50 kilometres (30 mi) away from Cebu City and is widely known for its huge mining industry owned by Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corporation, which is the umbrella of Carmen Copper Corporation and its Toledo Mine.[5]

History[edit]

It is formerly known as Pueblo Hinulawan.

Second World War[edit]

In 1942 the Japanese Imperial forces captured and occupied the town of Toledo.

In 1945 local Filipino forces of the Philippine Commonwealth Army from the 8th, 82nd, 83rd, 85th and 86th Infantry Division aided by Cebuano guerrilla resistance fighters, battled against the Japanese Imperial forces and liberated the town of Toledo.

Toledo City (1960-present)[edit]

On June 19, 1960, Toledo became a chartered city under Republic Act No. 2688. It was made into a city through the efforts of then Congressman Manuel A. Zosa, representative of the old Sixth District of Cebu, who authored Republic Act No. 2688.[4]

Although not as progressive as Cebu's other cities, it is unique in that it is the only city in the province on the western seaboard facing Negros Oriental – and therefore strategically located. (Danao, Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu City, Talisay, Naga, and Carcar are on the east. One more city, Bogo City, is in the north, on the eastern side.)

Shrine of Saint Pedro Calungsod[edit]

Following the canonization on 21 October 2012 of Visayan teen martyr Pedro Calungsod (1672), the hilltop parish of Cantabaco became the first shrine and church named after the second Filipino saint.[6]

Geography[edit]

Barangays[edit]

Toledo City comprises 38 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[7]
072251001 Awihao 2.5% 4,207 3,823 1.84%
072251002 Bagakay 1.5% 2,485 1,690 7.62%
072251003 Bato 4.8% 8,173 7,585 1.43%
072251004 Biga 2.0% 3,327 2,076 9.40%
072251005 Bulongan 1.6% 2,647 2,359 2.22%
072251006 Bunga 2.3% 3,868 3,409 2.43%
072251007 Cabitoonan 2.4% 4,154 3,782 1.80%
072251008 Calongcalong 0.9% 1,535 1,327 2.81%
072251009 Cambang‑ug 2.2% 3,668 3,537 0.69%
072251010 Camp 8 1.5% 2,529 1,776 6.96%
072251011 Canlumampao 2.4% 4,170 3,523 3.26%
072251012 Cantabaco 4.3% 7,304 6,638 1.84%
072251013 Capitan Claudio 2.5% 4,311 3,877 2.04%
072251014 Carmen 2.3% 3,858 3,505 1.84%
072251015 Daanglungsod 1.7% 2,933 2,802 0.87%
072251016 Don Andres Soriano (Lutopan) 7.5% 12,764 15,333 −3.43%
072251017 Dumlog 3.1% 5,288 4,155 4.70%
072251024 Gen. Climaco (Malubog) 3.7% 6,337 5,521 2.66%
072251018 Ibo 2.2% 3,699 3,602 0.51%
072251019 Ilihan 1.9% 3,206 3,344 −0.80%
072251023 Juan Climaco, Sr. (Magdugo) 3.7% 6,279 5,568 2.31%
072251020 Landahan 1.3% 2,183 1,810 3.63%
072251021 Loay 0.9% 1,501 1,452 0.63%
072251022 Luray II 2.7% 4,640 4,391 1.06%
072251025 Matab‑ang 5.8% 9,868 9,124 1.50%
072251026 Media Once 4.2% 7,128 6,477 1.84%
072251027 Pangamihan 1.4% 2,333 1,653 6.78%
072251028 Poblacion 7.9% 13,383 13,492 −0.15%
072251029 Poog 3.5% 5,989 5,665 1.06%
072251030 Putingbato 0.8% 1,413 1,448 −0.46%
072251031 Sagay 0.7% 1,145 1,605 −6.23%
072251032 Sam‑ang 1.0% 1,719 1,649 0.79%
072251033 Sangi 2.5% 4,201 3,835 1.75%
072251034 Santo Niño (Mainggit) 3.1% 5,316 4,320 4.03%
072251035 Subayon 0.8% 1,432 1,153 4.21%
072251036 Talavera 3.5% 6,041 4,972 3.78%
072251038 Tubod 2.4% 4,128 3,329 4.18%
072251037 Tungkay 0.7% 1,173 1,471 −4.22%
Total 170,335 157,078 1.55%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Toledo
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 12,929—    
1918 25,244+4.56%
1939 34,413+1.49%
1948 39,225+1.46%
1960 63,881+4.15%
1970 67,727+0.59%
1975 76,521+2.48%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 91,668+3.68%
1990 119,970+2.73%
1995 121,469+0.23%
2000 141,174+3.28%
2007 152,960+1.11%
2010 157,078+0.97%
2015 170,335+1.55%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8]

Leisure time[edit]

The barangays of Cantabaco and Poog [9] have limestone cliffs that local climbers have developed into popular crags for sport climbing.[10]

Gallery[edit]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b Republic Act No. 2688 (18 June 1960), Charter of the City of Toledo
  5. ^ Carmen Copper Corporation
  6. ^ Philippine Star 2012.
  7. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  9. ^ Poog Crag: A Brand-New Rock Climbing Destination in a Tropical Paradise
  10. ^ Adrenaline Romance, Cantabaco

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