Nueva Cáceres

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Nueva Caceres, officially the City of Nueva Caceres (Spanish: Ciudad de Nueva Cáceres), was a colonial Spanish city in the Philippines. Established by Captain Pedro de Sanchez in 1575,[1] the city was named in honor of Governor-General Francisco de Sande who was a native of Cáceres, Spain. In 1595, a papal bull coming from the Vatican City created the See of Cáceres under the Archdiocese of Manila.

Nueva Caceres
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Entrance of Don Narciso Claveria in the city of Nueva Caceres when he deigned to visit the province of Camarines Sur on February 16, 1845.
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Location in Ambos Camarines.
Historical eraSpanish colonial period
American colonial period
• Established
• Disestablished
Contained within
 • CountrySpanish Empire (1575–1901)
Spanish East Indies
United States (1901–1919)
Philippine Islands
 • ProvinceAmbos Camarines

Camarines Sur
Succeeded by

Nueva Caceres was considered the center of economy and industry in the Bicol Region, and the city was made capital of the province of Camarines. When the province was dissolved in 1829 and 1857, the city then became the capital of Camarines Sur. From 1902 until 1908, some villages of Canaman and Camaligan were annexed to the city.

In 1919, under the Insular Government, most of Nueva Caceres became part of the municipality of Naga, while several villages in the northwest were retroceded to their respective mother towns.


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Report on the fall of the Spanish forces in Nueva Caceres and Albay, 6 October 1898