Barcelona, Sorsogon

Barcelona, officially the Municipality of Barcelona (Sorsogon Waray: Bungto san Barcelona; Waray: Bungto han Barcelona, Tagalog: Bayan ng Barcelona), is a 5th class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 20,987 people. [3]

Barcelona
Municipality of Barcelona
Parroquia de San Jose
Parroquia de San Jose
Flag of Barcelona
Official seal of Barcelona
Nickname(s): 
Catalonia of Asia
Map of Sorsogon with Barcelona highlighted
Map of Sorsogon with Barcelona highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Barcelona is located in Philippines
Barcelona
Barcelona
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°52′N 124°08′E / 12.87°N 124.13°E / 12.87; 124.13Coordinates: 12°52′N 124°08′E / 12.87°N 124.13°E / 12.87; 124.13
CountryPhilippines
RegionBicol Region
ProvinceSorsogon
District 2nd district
FoundedApril 16, 1886
Named forBarcelona, Catalonia
Barangays25 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorCynthia G. Falcotelo-Fortes
 • Vice MayorMaria F. Fortades
 • RepresentativeVacant
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate15,572 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total61.18 km2 (23.62 sq mi)
Elevation
18 m (59 ft)
Highest elevation
126 m (413 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total20,987
 • Density340/km2 (890/sq mi)
 • Households
4,788
Economy
 • Income class5th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence37.70% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱190,532,763.24 (2020)
 • Assets₱319,919,608.52 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱111,442,396.69 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱40,326,766.61 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricitySorsogon 2 Electric Cooperative (SORECO 2)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
4712
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)56
Native languagesSorsogon
Tagalog
Websitewww.barcelona.gov.ph

It is bounded by Gubat in the north, Bulusan in the south, Casiguran in the west and Philippine Sea in the east.

The site of Barcelona was originally part of Gubat and Bulusan. The town's name was known as Danlog, taken from the name of a local river. The change of name to Barcelona was recommended by a Spanish official who saw some similarities with Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain). On April 16, 1886, it became a pueblo civil. Until 1868, it was part of the parish of St. James the Great of Bulusan. After 1868, it took St. Joseph as its patron saint and celebrates their town fiesta on May 19.[5]

For most of the Fourth and Fifth Republics, it was governed by Mayors Rustico Estopace and Salvador Estuye. Barcelona is best known for its abundant supply of coconuts, copra, and root crops such as sweet potato & cassava.

BarangaysEdit

Barcelona is politically subdivided into 25 barangays. In 1957, the name of barrio Paghabulan was changed to Peña Francia.[6]

  • Alegria
  • Bagacay
  • Bangate
  • Bugtong
  • Cagang
  • Fabrica
  • Jibong
  • Lago
  • Layog
  • Luneta
  • Macabari
  • Mapapac
  • Olandia
  • Paghaluban
  • Poblacion Central
  • Poblacion Norte
  • Poblacion Sur
  • Putiao
  • San Antonio
  • San Isidro
  • San Ramon (Tan-awan)
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Lourdes
  • Tagdon

DemographicsEdit

 
Former flag of Barcelona before 2019
 
Former seal of Barcelona before 2019
Population census of Barcelona
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 6,001—    
1918 9,044+2.77%
1939 8,968−0.04%
1948 9,287+0.39%
1960 14,478+3.77%
1970 13,845−0.45%
1975 14,406+0.80%
1980 16,063+2.20%
1990 16,251+0.12%
1995 18,405+2.36%
2000 19,041+0.73%
2007 19,428+0.28%
2010 20,340+1.68%
2015 20,990+0.60%
2020 20,987−0.00%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[7][8][9][10]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Barcelona, Sorsogon
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
28
(82)
29
(84)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
29
(84)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
21
(70)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 65
(2.6)
44
(1.7)
42
(1.7)
39
(1.5)
87
(3.4)
150
(5.9)
184
(7.2)
153
(6.0)
163
(6.4)
154
(6.1)
127
(5.0)
100
(3.9)
1,308
(51.4)
Average rainy days 13.9 9.2 11.0 12.5 19.6 24.3 26.5 25.0 25.5 24.4 19.4 15.1 226.4
Source: Meteoblue [11]

EconomyEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Barcelona | (DILG)
  2. ^ "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Census of Population (2020). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  5. ^ Page 407 (Cristina D. Jose, Facts about Sorogon [mimeographed]), Philippines: A History of the Bikol Region, Jaime T. Malanyaon, 1991
  6. ^ "An Act Changing the Name of Barrio Paghaluban, Municipality of Barcelona, Province of Sorsogon, to Peña Francia". LawPH.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2011-04-12.
  7. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  8. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  9. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  10. ^ "Province of Sorsogon". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Barcelona, Sorsogon : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  13. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  14. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2003%20SAE%20of%20poverty%20%28Full%20Report%29_1.pdf; publication date: 23 March 2009; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  15. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2006%20and%202009%20City%20and%20Municipal%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates_0_1.pdf; publication date: 3 August 2012; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  16. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estima7tes%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf; publication date: 31 May 2016; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  17. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.

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