Narra, Palawan

Narra, officially the Municipality of Narra (Tagalog: Bayan ng Narra), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 77,948 people. [3]

Narra
Municipality of Narra
Municipal Hall
Municipal Hall
Map of Palawan with Narra highlighted
Map of Palawan with Narra highlighted
Narra is located in Philippines
Narra
Narra
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°17′N 118°25′E / 9.28°N 118.42°E / 9.28; 118.42Coordinates: 9°17′N 118°25′E / 9.28°N 118.42°E / 9.28; 118.42
CountryPhilippines
RegionMimaropa
ProvincePalawan
District 2nd district
FoundedJune 21, 1969
Barangays23 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorGerandy B. Danao
 • Vice MayorMarcelino 'Jun' Calso, Jr.
 • RepresentativeJose Ch. Alvarez
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate42,207 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total831.73 km2 (321.13 sq mi)
Elevation
21 m (69 ft)
Highest elevation
368 m (1,207 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total77,948
 • Density94/km2 (240/sq mi)
 • Households
16,897
Economy
 • Income class1st municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence10.34% (2018)[4]
 • Revenue₱403,547,564.36 (2020)
 • Assets₱1,141,977,676.22 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱310,930,670.33 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱469,300,019.21 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityPalawan Electric Cooperative (PALECO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5303
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)48
Native languagesPalawano
Tagalog

Besides spelling out the local name for the Pterocarpus indicus—the Philippines' national tree—it is an acronym for National Resettlement Rehabilitation Administration. This program, established on June 18, 1954, resettled landless people from Luzon to Palawan. On June 21, 1969, the Municipality of Narra was created by virtue of Republic Act No. 5642 signed by President Ferdinand Marcos.[5]

Having a title as "The Rice Granary of Palawan" Municipality of Narra is the main rice producer of the Province of Palawan. The municipality also held "Palay Festival" (Formerly called as "Anihan(Reaping) Festival") held every middle or end week of the October.

Narra also includes Rasa Island, home of the endangered endemic cockatoo species called "Katala or Abukay or Kalangay (depends on local dialect)" or Philippine red-vented cockatoo (cacatua haematuropygia) and other rare animal species.

GeographyEdit

BarangaysEdit

Narra is politically subdivided into 23 barangays.

  • Antipuluan
  • Aramaywan
  • Batang-batang
  • Bato-bato (San Isidro)
  • Burirao
  • Caguisan
  • Calategas
  • Dumagueña
  • Elvita
  • Estrella Village
  • Ipilan
  • Malatgao
  • Malinao
  • Narra (Poblacion)
  • Panacan
  • Panacan 2
  • Princess Urduja
  • Sandoval
  • Tacras
  • Taritien
  • Teresa
  • Tinagong Dagat
  • Bagong Sikat

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Narra, Palawan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30
(86)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
Average low °C (°F) 24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
25
(76)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 85
(3.3)
69
(2.7)
100
(3.9)
105
(4.1)
202
(8.0)
246
(9.7)
241
(9.5)
215
(8.5)
236
(9.3)
262
(10.3)
231
(9.1)
144
(5.7)
2,136
(84.1)
Average rainy days 15.6 13.3 17.5 19.9 27.4 28.1 29.4 28.6 28.6 28.8 26.4 21.0 284.6
Source: Meteoblue [6]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Narra
YearPop.±% p.a.
1970 18,549—    
1975 25,256+6.39%
1980 30,099+3.57%
1990 41,326+3.22%
1995 48,339+2.98%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2000 56,845+3.54%
2007 62,525+1.32%
2010 65,264+1.57%
2015 73,212+2.21%
2020 77,948+1.24%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[7][8][9][10]

In the 2020 census, the population of Narra, Palawan, was 77,948 people, [3] with a density of 94 inhabitants per square kilometre or 240 inhabitants per square mile.

EconomyEdit


GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Narra | (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 c Census of Population (2020). "MIMAROPA". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  5. ^ "NARRA" (PDF). Provincial Government of Palawan. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Narra: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  7. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  8. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  9. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  10. ^ "Province of Palawan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  12. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.

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