Monreal, Masbate

Monreal, officially the Municipality of Monreal, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 26,614 people. [3]

Monreal
Municipality of Monreal
Map of Masbate with Monreal highlighted
Map of Masbate with Monreal highlighted
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Monreal is located in Philippines
Monreal
Monreal
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°38′38″N 123°39′53″E / 12.644°N 123.6648°E / 12.644; 123.6648Coordinates: 12°38′38″N 123°39′53″E / 12.644°N 123.6648°E / 12.644; 123.6648
Country Philippines
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
District1st district
Barangays11 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorWyett M. Espiloy
 • Vice MayorBen G. Espiloy
 • CongressmanNarciso R. Bravo Jr.
 • Electorate17,139 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total128.67 km2 (49.68 sq mi)
Elevation
67 m (220 ft)
Population
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total26,614
 • Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
 • Households
5,256
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence58.00% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱76,111,408.49 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5418
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)56
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesMasbateño language
Tagalog

It is located on the northern part of Ticao Island.

BarangaysEdit

Monreal is politically subdivided into 11 barangays.[2]

  • Cantorna
  • Famosa
  • MacArthur
  • Maglambong
  • Morocborocan
  • Poblacion
  • Guinhadap
  • Real
  • Rizal
  • Santo Niño
  • Togoron

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Monreal, Masbate
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)
30
(86)
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 11.1 12.5 19.6 24.3 26.5 25.0 25.5 24.4 19.4 15.1 226.5
Source: Meteoblue [5]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Monreal
YearPop.±% p.a.
1990 18,796—    
1995 18,775−0.02%
2000 19,832+1.18%
2007 21,693+1.24%
2010 25,366+5.86%
2015 26,614+0.92%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, the population of Monreal, Masbate, was 26,614 people, [3] with a density of 210 inhabitants per square kilometre or 540 inhabitants per square mile.

EconomyEdit

Monreal's local economy is based on fishing. A local conservation effort to protect the environment lead to the development of tourism industry in the municipality. The Halea Island Retreat and Nature Park is the number one attraction for tourists both local and foreign, creating employment opportunities for the local folks and generating revenues for the local government in terms of taxes.

Archaeological and Ecological Landscape and Seascape of TicaoEdit

The municipality is part of Ticao island, which is known as an archaeological landscape, possessing thousands of pre-colonial artifacts such as the Baybayin-inscribed Rizal Stone, Ticao gold spike teeth, Burial jars of varrying designs and sizes, jade beads, human face rock statues, and the Ticao petrographs.Much of the homes in Ticao island use these archaeological finds to design their interiors. The island is also an ecological frontier for the conservation of manta rays. The island also possesses a 'rare subspecies' of Visayan warty pig that is almost near extinction.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Monreal | (DILG)
  2. ^ a b "Province: Masbate". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region V (Bicol Region)". 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. ^ "Monreal: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Province of Masbate". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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