Nueva Valencia

Nueva Valencia, officially the Municipality of Nueva Valencia, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Guimaras, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 39,810 people.[3]

Nueva Valencia
Municipality of Nueva Valencia
Raymen Beach Resort, Nueva Valencia
Map of Guimaras with Nueva Valencia highlighted
Nueva Valencia
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°31′33″N 122°32′23″E
Country Philippines
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceGuimaras
DistrictLone district
FoundedJanuary 1, 1941
Barangays22 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
  TypeSangguniang Bayan
  MayorEmmanuel D. Galila
  Vice MayorPaul Vincent G. De la Cruz
  CongressmanMa. Lucille L. Nava
  Electorate27,107 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
  Total137.12 km2 (52.94 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
  Total39,810
  Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Economy
  Income class3rd municipal income class
  Poverty incidence26.42% (2015)[4]
  Revenue (₱)98,488,148.56 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5046
PSGC
IDD:area code+63(0)33
Climate typetropical climate
Native languagesHiligaynon
Ati
Tagalog
Websitenuevavalencia.gov.ph

Its territory includes the islands of Guiwanon (or Guiuanon), Panobolon, as well as numerous other minor islets.

This is the site of the Guimaras oil spill in August 2006, when the oil tanker MT Solar 1 sank a few kilometers from Nueva Valencia.

Barangays

Nueva Valencia is politically subdivided into 22 barangays.[2]

  • Cabalagnan
  • Calaya
  • Canhawan
  • Concordia Sur
  • Dolores
  • Guiwanon
  • Igang
  • Igdarapdap
  • La Paz
  • Lanipe
  • Lucmayan
  • Magamay
  • Napandong
  • Oracon Sur
  • Pandaraonan
  • Panobolon
  • Poblacion
  • Salvacion
  • San Antonio
  • San Roque
  • Santo Domingo
  • Tando

Demographics

Population census of Nueva Valencia
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 3,459    
1948 9,472+2.26%
1960 14,398+3.55%
1970 19,306+2.97%
1975 21,887+2.55%
1980 24,447+2.24%
1990 30,703+2.31%
1995 30,275−0.26%
2000 34,255+2.68%
2007 35,026+0.31%
2010 37,852+2.86%
2015 39,810+0.96%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]


In the 2015 census, the population of Nueva Valencia was 39,810 people,[3] with a density of 290 inhabitants per square kilometre or 750 inhabitants per square mile.

References

  1. "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. "Province: Guimaras". 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 Guimaras". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.


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