Victoria, Tarlac

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Victoria
Municipality
Municipality of Victoria
Municipal Hall
Municipal Hall
Official seal of Victoria
Seal
Map of Tarlac with Victoria highlighted
Map of Tarlac with Victoria highlighted
Victoria is located in Philippines
Victoria
Victoria
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°34′41″N 120°40′55″E / 15.5781°N 120.6819°E / 15.5781; 120.6819Coordinates: 15°34′41″N 120°40′55″E / 15.5781°N 120.6819°E / 15.5781; 120.6819
Country  Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Tarlac
District 2nd District
Founded March 28, 1855
Barangays 26 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Marvin Silao
 • Electorate 34,740 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 111.51 km2 (43.05 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 63,715
 • Density 570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2313
PSGC 036917000
IDD:area code +63 (0)45
Climate type Tropical monsoon climate
Income class 2nd municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 140,083,083.05 (2016)
Website www.victoriatarlac.gov.ph

Victoria, officially the Municipality of Victoria, is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Tarlac, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 63,715 people.[3]

The municipality is located in the Province of Tarlac, geographically located in the central part of Luzon. It lies between 1”42’ north latitude and 120º35’ and 120”45 east longitude. It is bounded by Tarlac City, municipalities of Pura Gerona, La Paz and to the east by the Province of Nueva Ecija. The municipality has a total land area of 11,150 hectares, of which a large portion is used for agricultural activities.

The establishment of Victoria as a community may be traced back in the mid 1800’s when the Spanish regime started to expand north from Manila. It almost happened at the same time when Porac and Florida Blanca (now part of Pampanga) and Tarlac (now Tarlac city) were formed. In the mid 1800’s people started to settle around the swamp or wetland in search for a place where food is abundant. By 1849 houses and pockets of communities were deriving subsistence from the wetland. The biggest sitio was Namitinan which became part of the earliest barrio formed in 1852 called San Vicente de Canarum. The name was derived from the wetland called Canarum Lake. Not until the signing of the decree by the Spanish Governor General Manuel Crespo on March 28, 1855, that the barrio San Vicente de Canarum was separated from Tarlac to form an independent pueblo named Victoria. The name was used to highlight the victorious battle of the faithful followers of Queen Isabela of Spain over their European enemies.

Traces of its Spanish history may still be seen in the well preserved municipal building, several old houses depicting Spanish architecture and various edifices that were built more than a hundred years ago.

Barangays[edit]

Victoria is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.[2]

  • Baculong
  • Balayang
  • Balbaloto
  • Bangar
  • Bantog
  • Batang-batang
  • Bulo (Poblacion)
  • Cabuluan
  • Calibungan
  • Canarem
  • Cruz
  • Lalapac
  • Maluid
  • Mangolago
  • Masalasa
  • Palac-palac
  • San Agustin
  • San Andres
  • San Fernando (Poblacion)
  • San Francisco
  • San Gavino (Poblacion)
  • San Jacinto
  • San Nicolas (Poblacion)
  • San Vicente (Poblacion)
  • Santa Barbara (Poblacion)
  • Santa Lucia (Poblacion)

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Victoria
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 14,945—    
1918 15,661+0.31%
1939 19,575+1.07%
1948 24,398+2.48%
1960 26,555+0.71%
1970 33,141+2.24%
1975 34,889+1.04%
1980 34,942+0.03%
1990 42,360+1.94%
1995 47,546+2.19%
2000 50,930+1.48%
2007 57,085+1.59%
2010 59,987+1.82%
2015 63,715+1.15%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]


In the 2015 census, the population of Victoria, Tarlac, was 63,715 people,[3] with a density of 570 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,500 inhabitants per square mile.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Tarlac". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO. 
  6. ^ "Province of Tarlac". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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