Banwaan sa Barcelona
Bayan ng Barcelona
Map of Sorsogon with Barcelona highlighted
|Region||Bicol (Region V)|
|Legislative district||2nd district of Sorsogon|
|Founded||April 16, 1886|
|• Mayor||Manuel L. Fortes Jr.|
|• Total||61.18 km2 (23.62 sq mi)|
|• Density||330/km2 (860/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
Barcelona is a fifth class municipality in Sorsogon Province, Philippines, bounded by Gubat in the north, Bulusan in the south, Casiguran in the west and Pacific Ocean in the east. According to the 2010 Philippine census, it has a population of 20,340 people.
The site of Barcelona was originally part of Gubat and Bulusan. The town's name was known as Danlog, taken from the name of a swift flowing river. The change of name to Barcelona was recommended by a Spanish official that saw some similiarties with Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain). On April 16, 1886, it became a pueblo civil. Until 1868, it was part of the parish of St. James the Great of Bulusan. After 1868, it took St. Joseph as its patron saint and celebrates their town fiesta on May 19.
Historically it was governed by Mayors Rustico Estopace and Salvador Estuye.
Based on the election result last May 14, 2007, Mayor Salvador Nee Estuye was elected together with Vice mayor Isabel Esmeria.
Barcelona is also known for its abundant supply of coconut, abaca and root crops such as sweet potato & cassava. It is also the main source of Pili nut, a popular delicious unique nut which you can certainly enjoy as dessert or main dish. It is also called the Little Switzerland of Asia because of its landscape.
- Poblacion Central
- Poblacion Norte
- Poblacion Sur
- San Antonio
- San Isidro
- San Ramon (Tan-awan)
- San Vicente
- Santa Cruz
- Santa Lourdes
|Population census of Barcelona|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
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