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Quezon
Municipality
Municipality of Quezon
Tabon Cave
Tabon Cave
Map of Palawan with Quezon highlighted
Map of Palawan with Quezon highlighted
Quezon is located in Philippines
Quezon
Quezon
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°14′N 118°02′E / 9.23°N 118.03°E / 9.23; 118.03Coordinates: 9°14′N 118°02′E / 9.23°N 118.03°E / 9.23; 118.03
Country  Philippines
Region Mimaropa (Region IV-B)
Province Palawan
District 2nd district
Founded May 15, 1951
Barangays 14 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Ronilo B. Caputilla
 • Electorate 29,930 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 943.19 km2 (364.17 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 60,980
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5303, 5304
PSGC 175317000
IDD:area code +63 (0)48
Climate type tropical climate
Income class 1st municipal income class

Quezon, officially the Municipality of Quezon, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 60,980 people.[3]

It is home to the Tabon Caves where the remains of the Tabon Man were discovered.

History[edit]

The Municipality of Quezon was created in 1951 from the barrios of Berong and Alfonso XII from Aborlan and the barrios of Iraan, Candawaga and Canipaan from Brooke's Point.[4][5]

In 1957, the sitios of Aramaywan, Isugod, Tabon, Sawangan, Calumpang, Campong-Ulay, Ransang, Cadawaga, Culasian, Panalingaan, Taburi, Latud and Canipaan were converted into barrios.[6]

Barangays[edit]

Quezon is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.

  • Alfonso XIII (Poblacion)
  • Aramaywan
  • Berong
  • Calumpang
  • Isugod
  • Quinlogan
  • Maasin
  • Panitian
  • Pinaglabanan
  • Sowangan
  • Tabon
  • Kalatagbak
  • Malatgao
  • Tagusao

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Quezon
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1960 11,756 —    
1970 18,735 +4.76%
1975 26,481 +7.19%
1980 33,032 +4.52%
1990 32,538 −0.15%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1995 36,856 +2.36%
2000 41,669 +2.67%
2007 51,234 +2.89%
2010 55,142 +2.71%
2015 60,980 +1.93%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

In the 2015 census, the population of Quezon, Palawan, was 60,980 people,[3] with a density of 65 inhabitants per square kilometre or 170 inhabitants per square mile.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  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. ^ "Quezon" (PDF). Provincial Government of Palawan. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Republic Act No. 617 - an Act to Create the Municipality of Quezon in the Province of Palawan". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. 15 May 1951. Retrieved 2 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "Republic Act No. 1773 - An Act Creating Certain Barrios in the Municipality of Quezon, Province of Palawan". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. 21 June 1957. Retrieved 2 March 2016. 
  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. 

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