Sofronio Española

Sofronio Española, officially the Municipality of Sofronio Española (Tagalog: Bayan ng Sofronio Española), is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 32,876 people. [3]

Sofronio Española
Municipality of Sofronio Española
Official seal of Sofronio Española
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Sofronio Española is located in Philippines
Sofronio Española
Sofronio Española
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 8°57′17″N 117°59′38″E / 8.954756°N 117.994008°E / 8.954756; 117.994008Coordinates: 8°57′17″N 117°59′38″E / 8.954756°N 117.994008°E / 8.954756; 117.994008
Country Philippines
RegionMimaropa (Region IV-B)
ProvincePalawan
District2nd district
FoundedJune 5, 1995
Named forSofronio Española
Barangays9 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorMarsito C. Acoy
 • Vice MayorRona P. Chou
 • CongressmanCyrille F. Abueg-Zaldivar
 • Electorate21,273 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total473.91 km2 (182.98 sq mi)
Elevation
37 m (121 ft)
Population
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total32,876
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
 • Households
7,673
Economy
 • Income class2nd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence30.38% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱141,225,694.07 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5324
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)48
Climate typetropical climate
Native languagesPalawano
Tagalog

It is the province's newest municipality, officially established on June 5, 1995 and Iber Chou became the first Municipality Mayor., when Republic Act No. 7679 partitioned the town from Brooke's Point.[5] It was named after former Congressman Sofronio Española.[6]

BarangaysEdit

Sofronio Española is politically subdivided into 9 barangays.

  • Abo-abo
  • Iraray
  • Isumbo
  • Labog
  • Panitian
  • Pulot Center
  • Pulot Interior (Pulot II)
  • Pulot Shore (Pulot I)
  • Punang

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Sofronio Española
YearPop.±% p.a.
1995 22,986—    
2000 26,801+3.35%
2007 28,698+0.95%
2010 29,997+1.62%
2015 32,876+1.76%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

In the 2015 census, the population of Sofronio Española was 32,876 people, [3] with a density of 69 inhabitants per square kilometre or 180 inhabitants per square mile.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Sofronio Española
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)
23
(73)
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 [10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Sofronio Española | (DILG)
  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. ^ "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Republic Act No. 7679; An Act Creating the Municipality of Sofronio Española in the Province of Palawan" (PDF). House of Representatives of the Philippines. 24 February 1994. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 February 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Sofronio Española" (PDF). Provincial Government of Palawan. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  7. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "Province of Palawan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Sofronio Española: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 17 November 2019.

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