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Torrijos, officially the Municipality of Torrijos, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Marinduque, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 30,524 people.[3]

Torrijos
Municipality
Municipality of Torrijos
Official seal of Torrijos
Seal
Map of Marinduque with Torrijos highlighted
Map of Marinduque with Torrijos highlighted
Torrijos is located in Philippines
Torrijos
Torrijos
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°19′N 122°05′E / 13.32°N 122.08°E / 13.32; 122.08Coordinates: 13°19′N 122°05′E / 13.32°N 122.08°E / 13.32; 122.08
Country  Philippines
Region Mimaropa (Region IV-B)
Province Marinduque
District Lone district of Marinduque
Founded 1880
Barangays 25 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Lorna Velasco
 • Vice Mayor Ricardo de Galicia
 • Electorate 16,984 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 178.92 km2 (69.08 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 30,524
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4903
PSGC 174006000
IDD:area code +63 (0)42
Climate type tropical climate
Income class 3rd municipal income class

Contents

BarangaysEdit

Torrijos is politically subdivided into 25 barangays.[2]

  • Bangwayin
  • Bayakbakin
  • Bolo
  • Bonliw
  • Buangan
  • Cabuyo
  • Cagpo
  • Dampulan
  • Kay Duke
  • Mabuhay
  • Makawayan
  • Malibago
  • Malinao
  • Maranlig
  • Marlangga
  • Matuyatuya
  • Nangka
  • Pakaskasan
  • Payanas
  • Poblacion
  • Poctoy
  • Sibuyao
  • Suha
  • Talawan
  • Tigwi

HistoryEdit

On September 13, 1900, during the Philippine-American War an engagement in Torrijos pitted the forces of Philippine Revolutionary Army Colonel Maximo Abad against the Americans led by Captain Devereux Shields. Abad's men defeated the American force, it was one of the worst defeats suffered by the Americans during the war. This was known as the Battle of Pulang Lupa which took place in Torrijos. A monument now stands on the mountain where the battle took place, known as Pulang Lupa or "Red Mountain" due to the red soil.

In 1942, the Japanese occupied the town of Torrijos, Marinduque.

In 1945, in the Battle of Marinduque, American and Filipino troops fought in and around the town of Torrijos and Marinduque against the Japanese soldiers during World War II.

DemographicsEdit

Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 4,275 —    
1918 4,933 +0.96%
1939 8,974 +2.89%
1948 10,697 +1.97%
1960 14,885 +2.79%
1970 18,137 +1.99%
1975 20,762 +2.75%
1980 22,255 +1.40%
1990 25,496 +1.37%
1995 25,807 +0.23%
2000 28,000 +1.76%
2007 29,360 +0.66%
2010 29,366 +0.01%
2015 30,524 +0.74%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

In the 2015 census, the population of Torrijos, Marinduque, was 30,524 people,[3] with a density of 170 inhabitants per square kilometre or 440 inhabitants per square mile.

Educational institutionsEdit

TertiaryEdit

SecondaryEdit

  • Bonliw National High School
  • Malibago National High School
  • Maranlig National High School
  • Matuyatuya National High School
  • Poctoy National High School
  • Sibuyao National High School
  • Tigwi National High School
  • Our Mother of Perpetual Succor Academy

PrimaryEdit

  • Bangwayin Primary School
  • Banukbok Primary School
  • Bayakbakin Primary School
  • Bolo Primary School
  • Bonliw Elementary School
  • Buangan Elementary School
  • Cabuyo Elementary School
  • Cagpo Primary School
  • Dampulan Elementary School
  • Kay Duke Primary School
  • Mabuhay Primary School
  • Makawayan Elementary School
  • Malibago Elementary School
  • Malinao Primary School
  • Maranlig Elementary School
  • Marlangga Elementary School
  • Matuyatuya Elementary School
  • Nangka Elementary School
  • Pakaskasan Primary School
  • Payanas Elementary School
  • Poctoy Elementary School
  • Sibuyao Elementary School
  • Sinambahan Primary School
  • Suha Elementary School
  • Talawan Elementary School
  • Tigwi Elementary School
  • Torrijos Central School

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Marinduque". 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. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Province of Marinduque". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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