Alcoy, officially the Municipality of Alcoy, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Alcoy; Tagalog: Bayan ng Alcoy), is a 5th class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 16,979 people.
|Municipality of Alcoy|
Map of Cebu with Alcoy highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||2nd District of Cebu|
|Municipality Status||July 16, 1897|
|Barangays||8 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Michael Angelo D. Sestoso|
|• Vice Mayor||Jimmy M. Abajon|
|• Congressman||Wilfredo S. Caminero|
|• Electorate||11,333 voters (2016)|
|• Total||61.63 km2 (23.80 sq mi)|
|Elevation||677 m (2,221 ft)|
|• Density||280/km2 (710/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)32|
|Climate type||tropical climate|
|Income class||5th municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||62.9 million (2016)|
It is 93 km (58 mi) South from Cebu City
It is named after Alcoy in Spain.
Alcoy comprises 8 barangays:
Alcoy is known as "The Black Shama Municipality"
Daan-Lungsod and GuiwangEdit
Daan-Lungsod, formerly called Mambahi, is the southernmost barangay of Alcoy. Tingko Beach is located partly in this small barangay and partly in Guiwang. A fiesta is held in Daan-Lungsod every 3 May in honor of Santa Cruz. There is a reef called Mabad-on which appears during low tide, and is completely submerged during high tide. Mabad-on is listed as Mambahi Reef in the Philippine maritime and navigation map.
The elementary school is located in Guiwang. Guiwang celebrates 13 June the feast day of Saint Anthony of Padua.
Two baluwarti (watchtowers) still stand in the two barangays. The watchtowers are the oldest-surviving structures in Alcoy and they are reminders of the Spanish occupation of Cebu Island. They were used as to warn the locals of pirates coming. Originally a settlement of Dalaguete, it was founded by the Spaniards in 1880 and was developed into a stop-over station for priests coming Dalaguete. In 1897, via a royal decree, Mambahi became a municipality and was renamed to Alcoy, after a city in Spain.
Poblacion is the principal barangay of Alcoy. It is where the main facilities of the town are located: the municipal government center, police station, and main health center.
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
Alcoy is mainly an agricultural town with Nug‑as, a mountain barangay, more than half of commercial crops. The rest of the communities rely on subsistence fishing and backyard farming. The country's largest dolomite quarry is mined in Pugalo. Beaches are located in Guiwang and Daanlungsod.
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- Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
- 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.