San Fernando, Masbate

San Fernando, officially the Municipality of San Fernando, is a 5th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 23,057 people. [3]

San Fernando
Municipality of San Fernando
Map of Masbate with San Fernando highlighted
Map of Masbate with San Fernando highlighted
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San Fernando is located in Philippines
San Fernando
San Fernando
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°29′00″N 123°45′44″E / 12.4833°N 123.7622°E / 12.4833; 123.7622Coordinates: 12°29′00″N 123°45′44″E / 12.4833°N 123.7622°E / 12.4833; 123.7622
Country Philippines
RegionBicol Region
ProvinceMasbate
District1st district
Barangays26 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorByron Angelo E. Bravo
 • Vice MayorAdelfa E. Nacional
 • RepresentativeNarciso R. Bravo Jr.
 • Electorate16,446 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total77.50 km2 (29.92 sq mi)
Elevation
36 m (118 ft)
Population
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total23,057
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
 • Households
5,397
Economy
 • Income class5th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence35.95% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱66,610,156.49 (2016)
Service provider
 • ElectricityTicao Island Electric Cooperative (TISELCO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5416
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)56
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesMasbateño
Tagalog
Websitewww.sanfernando-masbate.gov.ph

It is located on Ticao Island. The economy of the town is based on fishing, farming, and other trades.

In 1951, the barrios of Batuan, Burgos, Gibraltar, Costa Rica, Panisihan, and Matabao were separated from San Fernando to form the town of Batuan.[5]

BarangaysEdit

San Fernando is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.

  • Altavista
  • Benitinan
  • Buenasuerte
  • Buenavista
  • Buenos Aires
  • Buyo
  • Cañelas
  • Corbada
  • Daplian
  • Del Rosario
  • Ipil
  • Lahong
  • Lumbia
  • Magkaipit
  • Minio
  • Pinamoghaan
  • Poblacion (District 1) Baybaydagat
  • Poblacion (District 2) Silangan
  • Poblacion (District 3) Magsasaka
  • Poblacion (District 4) Bayanihan
  • Progreso
  • Resurreccion/Looc
  • Salvacion
  • Sowa
  • Talisay
  • Valparaiso

ClimateEdit

Climate data for San Fernando, Masbate
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
29
(84)
31
(88)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
22
(72)
23
(73)
23
(73)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(75)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 39
(1.5)
34
(1.3)
42
(1.7)
36
(1.4)
73
(2.9)
109
(4.3)
118
(4.6)
108
(4.3)
129
(5.1)
136
(5.4)
112
(4.4)
89
(3.5)
1,025
(40.4)
Average rainy days 12.6 9.7 12.0 13.0 20.5 25.3 26.2 24.8 25.2 25.9 21.9 17.9 235
Source: Meteoblue [6]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of San Fernando
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 5,338—    
1918 7,862+2.61%
1939 14,663+3.01%
1948 17,417+1.93%
1960 13,221−2.27%
1970 17,494+2.84%
1975 18,041+0.62%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 18,766+0.79%
1990 16,904−1.04%
1995 18,722+1.93%
2000 19,179+0.52%
2007 19,565+0.28%
2010 21,309+3.16%
2015 23,057+1.51%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

In the 2015 census, the population of San Fernando, Masbate, was 23,057 people, [3] with a density of 300 inhabitants per square kilometre or 780 inhabitants per square mile.

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 varying 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 San Fernando | (DILG)
  2. ^ "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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "An Act Creating the Municipality of Batuan in the Province of Masbate". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "San Fernando: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 23 June 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "Province of Masbate". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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