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Roxas, officially the Municipality of Roxas, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 65,358 people.[3]

Roxas
Municipality of Roxas
Roxas Palawan - panoramio.jpg
Map of Palawan with Roxas highlighted
Map of Palawan with Roxas highlighted
Roxas is located in Philippines
Roxas
Roxas
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°20′N 119°20′E / 10.33°N 119.33°E / 10.33; 119.33Coordinates: 10°20′N 119°20′E / 10.33°N 119.33°E / 10.33; 119.33
Country Philippines
RegionMimaropa (Region IV-B)
ProvincePalawan
District1st district
Founded1951
Barangays31 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorDennis M. Sabando
 • Vice MayorAlfredo B. Enojas Jr.
 • CongressmanFranz Josef George E. Alvarez
 • Electorate38,472 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total1,177.56 km2 (454.66 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total65,358
 • Density56/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5308
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)48
Climate typetropical climate
Income class1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱)268.5 million  (2016)
Native languagesPalawan Batak
Palawano language
Tagalog

Roxas was created in 1951 from the barrios of Tinitian, Caramay, Rizal, Del Pilar, Malcampo, Tumarbong, Taradungan, Ilian, and Capayas of Puerto Princesa.[4]

It is located on the eastern coast of the island.

BarangaysEdit

Roxas is politically subdivided into 31 barangays. Bagong Bayan was formerly a sitio of Ilian which is now part of the municipality of Dumaran).[5]

  • Abaroan
  • Antonino
  • Bagong Bayan
  • Caramay
  • Dumarao
  • Iraan
  • Jolo
  • Magara (Arasan)
  • Malcampo
  • Mendoza
  • Narra (Minara)
  • New Barbacan (Retac)
  • New Cuyo
  • Barangay 1 (Poblacion)
  • Rizal
  • Salvacion
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • San Miguel
  • San Nicolas
  • Sandoval
  • Tagumpay
  • Taradungan
  • Tinitian
  • Tumarbong
  • Barangay II (Poblacion)
  • Barangay III (Poblacion)
  • Barangay IV (Poblacion)
  • Barangay V (Poblacion) (Porao Islan)
  • Barangay VI (Poblacion) (Johnson Is)
  • Nicanor Zabala

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1960 9,329—    
1970 16,341+5.76%
1975 19,976+4.11%
1980 24,890+4.50%
1990 36,604+3.93%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1995 44,370+3.67%
2000 47,242+1.35%
2007 51,084+1.08%
2010 61,058+6.71%
2015 65,358+1.30%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, the population of Roxas, Palawan, was 65,358 people,[3] with a density of 56 inhabitants per square kilometre or 150 inhabitants per square mile.

 
Coco Loco Island Resort in Roxas

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Palawan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "An act creating the municipality of Roxas, province of Palawan". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
  5. ^ "An Act Converting the Sitio of Bagongbayan in the Barrio of Ilian, Municipality of Roxas, Province of Palawan, into a Barrio". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12.
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Province of Palawan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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