Alcoy, Cebu


Alcoy, Cebu
Alcoy
—  Municipality  —
Map of Cebu showing the location of Alcoy
Alcoy is located in Philippines
Alcoy
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°41′N 123°30′E / 9.683°N 123.5°E / 9.683; 123.5Coordinates: 9°41′N 123°30′E / 9.683°N 123.5°E / 9.683; 123.5
Country  Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu
District 2nd District of Cebu
Founded
Barangays 8[1]
Government
 – Mayor
Area
 – Total 49.81 km2 (19.2 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 – Total 14,571
 – Density 292.5/km2 (757.7/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code
Income class 5th class city; partially urban

Alcoy is a 5th class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. From the history, its name came from Alcoi which is a city of Spain. When Spaniards came to the place during the Spanish era, some of them said that the place remind them of Alcoi, Spain, having a green and lushes environment and the simplicity of the place and the inhabitants. From then on, the place was called Alcoy (native slang of Alcoi). According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 14,571 people. It is approximately 93 kilometers (58 mi) from the provincial capital Cebu City. It is bounded by the municipalities of Dalaguete to the north, Boljoon to the south, Badian and Alegria to the west, and Cebu Strait to the east.

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Economy

Alcoy is mainly an agricultural town with Nug-as, a mountain barangay, more than half of commercial crops. The rest of the communities rely on subsistence fishing and backyard farming. The country's largest dolomite quarry is mined in Barangay Pugalo. Beaches are located in Guiwang and Daanlungsod.

Barangays

Alcoy is administratively subdivided into 8 barangays.[1]

  • Atabay
  • Daan-Lungsod
  • Guiwang
  • Nug-as
  • Pasol
  • Poblacion
  • Pugalo
  • San Agustin

Daan-Lungsod and Guiwang

Daan-Lungsod is the southern-most barangay. Tingko Beach is located in this small barangay. Part of the beach is located in Guiwang. The elementary school is located in Guiwang. A fiesta is held in Daan-Lungsod every May 3 in honor of Santa Cruz.[citation needed] Mambahi is the old name of Daan-Lungsod.[citation needed] There is a reef called Mabad-on which appears during low tide, and is completely submerged during high tide. Mabad-on is listed as Mambahi Reef in the Philippine maritime and navigation map.[citation needed] Guiwang celebrates the June 13 feast day of Saint Anthony of Padua.

Poblacion

Poblacion is the capital barangay of Alcoy. It is where the main facilities of the town located which includes the municipal hall, police station, and main health center.

References

  1. ^ a b Philippine Standard Geographic Code listing for Alcoy - National Statistical Coordination Board

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