La Castellana, Negros Occidental

La Castellana, officially the Municipality of La Castellana, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 74,855 people.[3]

La Castellana
Municipality of La Castellana
Map of Negros Occidental with La Castellana highlighted
La Castellana
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°21′N 123°04′E
Country Philippines
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceNegros Occidental
District5th district of Negros Occidental
Barangays13 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
  TypeSangguniang Bayan
  MayorRhumyla Nicor-Mangilimutan
  Vice MayorManuel G. Vera
  CongressmanMaria Lourdes A. Lesaca
  Electorate44,767 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
  Total185.22 km2 (71.51 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
  Total74,855
  Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Economy
  Income class1st municipal income class
  Poverty incidence26.11% (2015)[4]
  Revenue (₱)152,816,885.33 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6131
PSGC
IDD:area code+63(0)34
Climate typetropical climate
Native languagesHiligaynon
Tagalog
Websiteelgu.ncc.gov.ph/ecommunity/lacastellana-negoc/

La Castellana is a rural town situated at the base of Kanlaon Volcano, known for its natural springs, water falls and scenic spots. It is named after the famous "Paseo de la Castellana" in Madrid, Spain. It is an agricultural town engaged in sugarcane, rice and banana farming. It is home of many festivals namely Bailes de Luces, Banana Festival and Senior San Vicente Ferrer Feast Day where devotees far and near attend to for healing.

Barangays

La Castellana is politically subdivided into 13 barangays.

  • Biaknabato
  • Cabacungan
  • Cabagnaan
  • Camandag
  • Lalagsan
  • Manghanoy
  • Mansalanao
  • Masulog
  • Nato
  • Puso
  • Robles (Poblacion)
  • Sag-Ang
  • Talaptap

Demographics

Population census of La Castellana
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 5,329    
1918 8,087+2.82%
1939 16,861+3.56%
1948 24,654+4.31%
1960 35,630+3.12%
1970 34,881−0.21%
1975 41,821+3.71%
1980 44,684+1.33%
1990 54,368+1.98%
1995 59,620+1.74%
2000 59,102−0.19%
2007 70,838+2.53%
2010 71,013+0.09%
2015 74,855+1.01%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

References

  1. "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. "Province:". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. Census of Population (2015). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". 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. Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. "Province of". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.


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