Alcantara, Cebu

Alcantara, officially the Municipality of Alcantara (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Alcantara; Tagalog: Bayan ng Alcantara), is a 5th class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 15,160 people.[3]

Alcantara
Municipality of Alcantara
Alcantara, Cebu – National road
Alcantara, Cebu – National road
Map of Cebu with Alcantara highlighted
Map of Cebu with Alcantara highlighted
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Alcantara is located in Philippines
Alcantara
Alcantara
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°58′18″N 123°24′17″E / 9.971533°N 123.404678°E / 9.971533; 123.404678Coordinates: 9°58′18″N 123°24′17″E / 9.971533°N 123.404678°E / 9.971533; 123.404678
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
District7th District of Cebu
Founded1830
Barangays9 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorFritz A. Lastimoso
 • Vice MayorFeliciano B. Ferraren
 • CongressmanPeter John D. Calderon
 • Electorate11,228 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total35.20 km2 (13.59 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total15,160
 • Density430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
 • Households
3,416
Economy
 • Income class5th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence33.55% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱49,407,240.28 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6033
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)32
Climate typetropical climate
Native languagesCebuano
Tagalog

Alcantara is bordered to the north by the town of Ronda, to the west is the Tañon Strait, to the east is the town of Argao, and to the south is the town of Moalboal.

BarangaysEdit

Alcantara comprises 9 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[5]
072201001 Cabadiangan 6.4% 968 913 1.12%     
072201002 Cabil‑isan 5.6% 854 708 3.63%     
072201003 Candabong 16.0% 2,421 2,142 2.36%     
072201004 Lawaan 11.3% 1,706 1,438 3.31%     
072201005 Manga 13.2% 1,995 1,693 3.17%     
072201006 Palanas 17.5% 2,651 2,314 2.62%     
072201007 Poblacion 16.1% 2,440 2,438 0.02%     
072201008 Polo 9.9% 1,508 1,337 2.32%     
072201009 Salagmaya 4.1% 617 573 1.42%     
Total 15,160 13,556 2.15%
Palanas: 2,651 (17.5%)Poblacion: 2,440 (16.1%)Candabong: 2,421 (16.0%)Manga: 1,995 (13.2%)Lawaan: 1,706 (11.3%)Polo: 1,508 (9.9%)Cabadiangan: 968 (6.4%)Cabil‑isan: 854 (5.6%)Salagmaya: 617 (4.1%) 

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Alcantara, Cebu
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
30
(86)
31
(88)
32
(90)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(75)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 42
(1.7)
34
(1.3)
40
(1.6)
61
(2.4)
124
(4.9)
188
(7.4)
190
(7.5)
191
(7.5)
189
(7.4)
186
(7.3)
124
(4.9)
73
(2.9)
1,442
(56.8)
Average rainy days 10.0 8.5 9.5 12.8 22.3 26.8 28.4 27.9 27.3 27.6 20.5 13.1 234.7
Source: Meteoblue [6]

DemographicsEdit

 
Alcantara public market
Population census of Alcantara
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 4,698—    
1918 5,958+1.60%
1939 5,754−0.17%
1948 5,771+0.03%
1960 5,625−0.21%
1970 6,866+2.01%
1975 7,752+2.46%
1980 7,882+0.33%
1990 9,559+1.95%
1995 10,224+1.27%
2000 11,532+2.61%
2007 13,036+1.71%
2015 15,160+1.91%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 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. ^ "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Alcantara: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  7. ^ 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.

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