San Pascual, Masbate

San Pascual, officially the Municipality of San Pascual, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 46,674 people. [3]

San Pascual
Municipality of San Pascual
Downtown area
Downtown area
Map of Masbate with San Pascual highlighted
Map of Masbate with San Pascual highlighted
OpenStreetMap
San Pascual is located in Philippines
San Pascual
San Pascual
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°08′N 122°59′E / 13.13°N 122.98°E / 13.13; 122.98Coordinates: 13°08′N 122°59′E / 13.13°N 122.98°E / 13.13; 122.98
Country Philippines
RegionBicol Region
ProvinceMasbate
District1st district
Barangays22 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorNiño Maximino A. Lazaro
 • Vice MayorHaira L. Rivera
 • RepresentativeNarciso R. Bravo Jr.
 • Electorate26,973 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total246.65 km2 (95.23 sq mi)
Elevation
17 m (56 ft)
Population
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total46,674
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
 • Households
9,819
Economy
 • Income class3rd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence57.12% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱139,708,509.64 (2016)
Service provider
 • ElectricityMasbate Electric Cooperative (MASELCO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5420
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)56
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesMasbateño
Central Bikol
Tagalog
Websitewww.sanpascual-masbate.gov.ph

In addition to the northern part of Burias Island, the islands of Busing, Templo (or Iniwaran,) and another six small unpopulated islands belong to the municipality.

BarangaysEdit

San Pascual is politically subdivided into 22 barangays.[2]

  • Boca Chica
  • Bolod (Poblacion)
  • Busing
  • Dangcalan
  • Halabangbaybay
  • Iniwaran
  • Ki-Buaya (Rizal)
  • Ki-Romero (Roxas)
  • Malaking Ilog
  • Laurente
  • Mabini
  • Mabuhay
  • Mapanique
  • Nazareno
  • Pinamasingan
  • Quintina
  • San Jose
  • Terraplin
  • Santa Cruz
  • San Rafael
  • Makahoy
  • Cueva

ClimateEdit

Climate data for San Pascual, 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)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
29
(85)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
24
(75)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(75)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 55
(2.2)
36
(1.4)
45
(1.8)
42
(1.7)
114
(4.5)
184
(7.2)
245
(9.6)
224
(8.8)
238
(9.4)
171
(6.7)
130
(5.1)
94
(3.7)
1,578
(62.1)
Average rainy days 13.0 9.5 11.8 12.7 21.3 25.3 28.3 26.5 26.4 24.2 19.9 16.1 235
Source: Meteoblue [5]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of San Pascual
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 976—    
1918 1,988+4.86%
1939 4,734+4.22%
1948 6,960+4.38%
1960 6,633−0.40%
1970 25,297+14.31%
1975 35,426+6.99%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 38,630+1.75%
1990 33,396−1.45%
1995 34,705+0.72%
2000 37,868+1.89%
2007 41,736+1.35%
2010 44,753+2.57%
2015 46,674+0.80%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, the population of San Pascual, Masbate, was 46,674 people, [3] with a density of 190 inhabitants per square kilometre or 490 inhabitants per square mile.

 
Municipal hall of San Pascual

TourismEdit

 
At Sombrero Island, San Pascual

One of the popular tourist destinations in the municipality of San Pascual is the Sombrero Island with its pure white sand beach.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of San Pascual | (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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "San Pascual: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 23 June 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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