Castillejos

Castillejos, officially the Municipality of Castillejos (Ilocano: Ili ti Castillejos; Tagalog: Bayan ng Castillejos), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 64,841 people. [3] The municipality is located between San Antonio, Subic and San Marcelino.

Castillejos
Municipality of Castillejos
Castillejos Municipal Hall
Castillejos Municipal Hall
Official seal of Castillejos
Seal
Map of Zambales with Castillejos highlighted
Map of Zambales with Castillejos highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Castillejos is located in Philippines
Castillejos
Castillejos
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°56′N 120°12′E / 14.93°N 120.2°E / 14.93; 120.2Coordinates: 14°56′N 120°12′E / 14.93°N 120.2°E / 14.93; 120.2
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceZambales
District1st district
Founded1743
Chartered1950
Barangays14 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorEleanor D. Dominguez
 • Vice MayorRizal G. Salih Jr.
 • CongressmanJeffrey D. Khonghun
 • Electorate32,141 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total92.99 km2 (35.90 sq mi)
Elevation
72 m (236 ft)
Population
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total64,841
 • Density700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
 • Households
16,636
Economy
 • Income class3rd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence18.15% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱145,730,567.36 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
2208
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)47
Climate typetropical monsoon climate
Native languagesSambal
Ilocano
Tagalog
Ambala
Mag-antsi language
Websitecastillejos.com.ph

A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred on 5:11pm (UTC+08:00), April 22, 2019, according to PHIVOLCS.[5]

BarangaysEdit

Castillejos is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.[2]

  • Balaybay
  • Buenavista
  • Del Pilar
  • Looc
  • Magsaysay
  • Nagbayan
  • Nagbunga
  • San Agustin
  • San Jose (Poblacion)
  • San Juan (Poblacion)
  • San Nicolas
  • San Pablo (Poblacion)
  • San Roque
  • Santa Maria

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Castillejos, Zambales
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30
(86)
31
(88)
33
(91)
34
(93)
32
(90)
31
(88)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
31
(87)
Average low °C (°F) 19
(66)
19
(66)
20
(68)
22
(72)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
21
(70)
20
(68)
22
(72)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 8
(0.3)
9
(0.4)
15
(0.6)
34
(1.3)
138
(5.4)
203
(8.0)
242
(9.5)
233
(9.2)
201
(7.9)
126
(5.0)
50
(2.0)
21
(0.8)
1,280
(50.4)
Average rainy days 3.7 4.1 6.5 11.2 21.2 24.9 27.7 26.5 25.5 21.8 12.6 5.6 191.3
Source: Meteoblue (Use with caution: this is modeled/calculated data, not measured locally.) [6]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Castillejos
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 3,068—    
1918 4,491+2.57%
1939 5,362+0.85%
1948 7,699+4.10%
1960 10,049+2.24%
1970 14,807+3.95%
1975 17,999+3.99%
1980 19,154+1.25%
1990 26,753+3.40%
1995 28,357+1.10%
2000 33,108+3.38%
2007 42,910+3.64%
2010 48,845+4.83%
2015 64,841+5.54%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

In the 2015 census, the population of Castillejos was 64,841 people, [3] with a density of 700 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,800 inhabitants per square mile.

EducationEdit

Elementary schools:

  • Precious Child Montessori of Zambales, Inc.
  • San Isidro Elementary School
  • Aldersgate Learning Center
  • Hanniel Christian Academy
  • Castillejos Elementary School
  • Pres.Ramon F. Magsaysay Elementary School
  • San Agustin Elementary School
  • Santa Maria Elementary School
  • Magsaysay Elementary School
  • Del Pilar Elementary School
  • Balaybay Elementary School
  • Villaflor Elementary School
  • Looc Elementary School
  • Nagbayan Elementary School
  • Hanjin Integrated School
 
Ramon Magsaysay Ancestral House

High schools:

  • Precious Heritage of Zambales, Inc.
  • St. Nicholas Academy
  • Castillejos National High School
  • San Agustin High School
  • Castillejos Resettlement High School (formerly Jesus F. Magsaysay High School Annex)
  • Jesus F. Magsaysay Tech. Voc. High School
  • Hanjin Integrated School

College/University:

  • President Ramon Magsaysay State University, College of Governance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Castillejos | (DILG)
  2. ^ a b "Province: Zambales". 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. ^ "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  5. ^ Staff, PHIVOLCS. "PRIMER ON THE 22 APRIL 2019 MAGNITUDE 6.1 CENTRAL LUZON EARTHQUAKE". www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph. Retrieved 2019-04-23.
  6. ^ "Castillejos: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  7. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "Province of Zambales". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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