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Compostela, officially the Municipality of Compostela, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Compostela; Tagalog: Bayan ng Compostela), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 47,898 people.[3]

Compostela
Municipality of Compostela
Compostela skyline
Compostela skyline
Map of Cebu with Compostela highlighted
Map of Cebu with Compostela highlighted
Compostela is located in Philippines
Compostela
Compostela
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°28′N 123°58′E / 10.47°N 123.97°E / 10.47; 123.97Coordinates: 10°28′N 123°58′E / 10.47°N 123.97°E / 10.47; 123.97
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
District5th district of Cebu
Founded
Chartered
26 December 1878
17 January 1919
Barangays17 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorJoel Quiño
 • Vice MayorJosephine Abing
 • CongressmanRed Durano
 • Electorate29,306 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total53.90 km2 (20.81 sq mi)
Elevation
264 m (866 ft)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total47,898
 • Density890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6003
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)32
Climate typeTropical climate
Income class3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)114.6 million  (2016)
Native languagesCebuano
Tagalog

Compostela is bordered on the north by the city of Danao, to the west by Cebu City, on the east by the Camotes Sea, and on the south by the town of Liloan. Compostela is within the Metro Cebu area.

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HistoryEdit

In the year 1844, Spanish authorities established local government units on the northern part of Cebu starting from what is now known as the town of Compostela as far north as what is now called the town of Borbon. Compostela was among the early barrios of the Danao. The newly established barrio was named Compostela on the suggestion of a Roman Catholic friar who came from the town of Compostela in Spain and brought along with him the image of that town's patron saint, St. James the Great. Adopting the said saint as the local patron, a parish chapel was built from light materials. As the population grew, the Spanish church authorities decided to elevate the chapel into a church so that in the year 1866 the catholic church was constructed on the same site. Up to present time, the same structure continues to be the major place of worship in Compostela.

At the turn of the 20th century, the Americans gained control over the Philippines when they defeated the Spaniards in the Battle of Manila Bay. As a consequence, the Treaty of Paris caused the reorganization and reclassification of all local government units in the country according to their population and income. The reorganization which took place in 1903 resulted in the secession of Compostela to Liloan. In 1919, Compostela became a municipality.

BarangaysEdit

Compostela comprises 17 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[4]
072218001 Bagalnga 4.8% 2,283 1,922 3.33%
072218002 Basak 3.7% 1,773 1,695 0.86%
072218003 Buluang 2.8% 1,365 1,259 1.55%
072218004 Cabadiangan 4.8% 2,284 2,111 1.51%
072218005 Cambayog 2.7% 1,283 1,165 1.85%
072218006 Canamucan 9.1% 4,345 4,058 1.31%
072218007 Cogon 15.4% 7,357 5,517 5.63%
072218008 Dapdap 2.5% 1,212 1,151 0.99%
072218009 Estaca 13.2% 6,327 5,177 3.89%
072218010 Lupa 1.8% 873 812 1.39%
072218011 Magay 5.0% 2,391 2,539 −1.14%
072218012 Mulao 3.3% 1,600 1,538 0.76%
072218013 Panangban 2.3% 1,104 1,125 −0.36%
072218014 Poblacion 21.7% 10,372 9,536 1.61%
072218015 Tag‑ube 2.6% 1,250 1,203 0.73%
072218016 Tamiao 3.2% 1,533 1,225 4.36%
072218017 Tubigan 1.1% 546 541 0.18%
Total 47,898 42,574 2.27%

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 5,602—    
1939 9,441+1.46%
1948 8,411−1.28%
1960 11,862+2.91%
1970 13,931+1.62%
1975 15,506+2.17%
1980 17,504+2.45%
1990 22,006+2.32%
1995 26,499+3.54%
2000 31,446+3.74%
2007 39,167+3.07%
2010 42,754+3.24%
2015 47,898+2.19%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

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. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Province of Cebu". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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