Barotac Nuevo

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Barotac Nuevo
Municipality of Barotac Nuevo
Barotac Nuevo Church Side.jpg
Official seal of Barotac Nuevo
Nickname(s): 
Football Capital of the Philippines
Map of Iloilo with Barotac Nuevo highlighted
Map of Iloilo with Barotac Nuevo highlighted
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Barotac Nuevo is located in Philippines
Barotac Nuevo
Barotac Nuevo
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°54′N 122°42′E / 10.9°N 122.7°E / 10.9; 122.7Coordinates: 10°54′N 122°42′E / 10.9°N 122.7°E / 10.9; 122.7
CountryPhilippines
RegionWestern Visayas
ProvinceIloilo
District 4th district
Barangays29 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorBryant Paul Q. Biron
 • Vice MayorHernan D. Biron Sr.
 • RepresentativeBraeden John Q. Biron
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate37,049 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total94.49 km2 (36.48 sq mi)
Elevation
19 m (62 ft)
Highest elevation
357 m (1,171 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total58,176
 • Density620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
 • Households
11,935
Economy
 • Income class2nd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence21.11% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱192,068,764.04 (2020)
 • Assets₱636,292,798.77 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱127,997,868.48 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱155,307,016.26 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityIloilo 2 Electric Cooperative (ILECO 2)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5007
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)33
Native languagesHiligaynon
Tagalog
Websitewww.barotacnuevo.gov.ph

Barotac Nuevo, officially the Municipality of Barotac Nuevo (Hiligaynon: Banwa sang Barotac Nuevo, Tagalog: Bayan ng Barotac Nuevo), is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 58,176 people. [3]

The town is officially known as the Football Capital of the Philippines.[citation needed]

History[edit]

According to local folklore, the barrio of Malutac in Dumangas was famous for its well-bred horses. There was once a horse called Tamasak, a pure white stallion in the stead of one Don Simon Protacio. Don Protacio was offered to sell the horse to Manuel Gonzales de Aguilar, the governor-general of the Philippines at that time whose white horse previously died. Don Protacio adamantly refused to sell his horse which led to Gonzales de Aguilar personally visiting Don Protacio's compound in order to persuade him to do so. After a long negotiation, they came to a truce wherein Tamasak will be given to the governor-general in exchange for Malutac to be made into a town. When the barrio was eventually separated from Dumangas and became a town, it was renamed into Barotac Nuevo.

The name "Barotac" is from the Spanish word "baro", which means mud, as well as the second syllables of the Hiligaynon word, "lutac" which also means mud. "Nuevo", which translates to new, was added to the name to distinguish it from another town called Barotac Viejo located just north.

Barotac Nuevo is a small town whose main industry and capital are in fishing and agriculture. The town church was built by Spanish Roman Catholic missionaries in the 16th century.

Geography[edit]

The town is 31 kilometres (19 mi) from the provincial capital of Iloilo City. The town is bordered by Pototan to the west, Dingle to the north-west, Anilao to the north-east, and Dumangas to the south.

Barangays[edit]

Barotac Nuevo Municipal Hall

Barotac Nuevo is politically subdivided into 29 barangays:[5]

  • Acuit
  • Agcuyawan Calsada
  • Agcuyawan Pulo
  • Bagongbong
  • Baras
  • Bungca
  • Cabilauan
  • Cruz
  • Guintas
  • Igbong
  • Ilaud Poblacion
  • Ilaya Poblacion
  • Jalaud
  • Lagubang
  • Lanas
  • Lico-an
  • Linao
  • Monpon
  • Palaciawan
  • Patag
  • Salihid
  • So-ol
  • Sohoton
  • Tabuc-Suba
  • Tabucan
  • Talisay
  • Tinorian
  • Tiwi
  • Tubungan

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(82)
29
(84)
30
(86)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
30
(85)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(75)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 57
(2.2)
37
(1.5)
41
(1.6)
42
(1.7)
98
(3.9)
155
(6.1)
187
(7.4)
162
(6.4)
179
(7.0)
188
(7.4)
114
(4.5)
78
(3.1)
1,338
(52.8)
Average rainy days 12.0 7.7 9.2 10.2 19.5 24.6 26.9 25.1 25.5 25.2 18.0 13.0 216.9
Source: Meteoblue [6] (Use with caution: this is modeled/calculated data, not measured locally.)

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Barotac Nuevo
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 9,904—    
1918 13,299+1.98%
1939 20,572+2.10%
1948 21,860+0.68%
1960 23,164+0.48%
1970 30,131+2.66%
1975 33,443+2.11%
1980 34,276+0.49%
1990 39,757+1.49%
1995 40,968+0.56%
2000 45,804+2.42%
2007 49,515+1.08%
2010 51,867+1.70%
2015 54,146+0.82%
2020 58,176+1.42%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[7][8][9][10]

In the 2020 census, the population of Barotac Nuevo was 58,176 people, [3] with a density of 620 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,600 inhabitants per square mile.

The primary language spoken in Barotac Nuevo is Hiligaynon, also known as Ilonggo, and the population is predominantly Roman Catholic.

Economy[edit]

The town's agricultural output includes rice, sugar cane, and spinach. Marine products such as milkfish and tilapia are harvested from local fisheries. There are usually three annual rice harvests, depending on the season.

Sports[edit]

Football is popular in Barotac Nuevo which is usually dubbed as the football capital town of the Philippines. A football field is present in the town plaza. Every summer season, a local football league is held. Stallion F.C., now named Stallion Laguna F.C. of the Philippines Football League, was founded in Barotac Nuevo. There is only one basketball court in town and is rarely used.[18]

Telecommunications[edit]

Smart Communications has a cell site in the middle of the town providing voice, texting and data services over the GSM network. Smart is likewise providing 3G and HSPA services. SmartBRO is also available for fixed internet service. There are also cell sites located at Barangay Tiwi.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipality of Barotac Nuevo | (DILG)
  2. ^ "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2020). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  5. ^ "Province: Iloilo". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Barotac Nuevo: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  7. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  8. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  9. ^ 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.{{cite encyclopedia}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "Province of Iloilo". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  12. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  13. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2003%20SAE%20of%20poverty%20%28Full%20Report%29_1.pdf; publication date: 23 March 2009; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  14. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2006%20and%202009%20City%20and%20Municipal%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates_0_1.pdf; publication date: 3 August 2012; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  15. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estima7tes%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf; publication date: 31 May 2016; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  16. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  17. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  18. ^ Bello, Omar (18 September 2013). "FITNESS No-nonsense Caligdong recalls how Barotac days shaped him as a player and person". Sports Interactive Network Philippines. Retrieved 26 March 2015.

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