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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

OCCIDENTAL MINDORO

Municipality  of 

Santa Cruz

Province of Occidental Mindoro

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GEOGRAPHY

Santa Cruz, officially the Municipality of Santa Cruz (TagalogBayan ng Santa Cruz), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Occidental MindoroPhilippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 42,417 people. 

Santa Cruz was formerly known as Talabasi during the precolonial era. It is 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Mamburao.

Santa Cruz was created as a pueblo during the Spanish regime. During the American regime, it became a part of Mamburao as a barrio, along with Paluan and Abra de Ilog.

On April 1, 1949, Santa Cruz was created as a municipality once again, by virtue of Executive Order 210, signed by president Elpidio Quirino.

Santa Cruz has 11 barangays as shown in the following table.

Barangay Population percentage (2020) Population (2020) Population (2015) Change (2015‑2020) Annual Population Growth Rate (2015‑2020)
Alacaak 9.52% 4,040 3,290 22.80% 4.42%
Barahan 17.74% 7,523 6,339 18.68% 3.67%
Casague 7.90% 3,352 2,838 18.11% 3.57%
Dayap 6.78% 2,874 2,519 14.09% 2.81%
Kurtinganan 3.92% 1,663 1,514 9.84% 2.00%
Lumangbayan 8.38% 3,556 3,037 17.09% 3.38%
Mulawin 10.74% 4,554 3,802 19.78% 3.87%
Pinagturilan 18.99% 8,053 7,710 4.45% 0.92%
Poblacion I 4.66% 1,975 1,821 8.46% 1.72%
Poblacion II 6.37% 2,702 2,594 4.16% 0.86%
San Vicente 5.01% 2,125 2,020 5.20% 1.07%
Santa Cruz Total 42,417 37,484 13.16% 2.64%
Summary data
Type municipality
Island group Luzon
Region MIMAROPA Region
Province Occidental Mindoro
Barangay count 11
Postal code 5105
Coastal/Landlocked coastal
Marine waterbodies Mindoro Strait
Philippine major island(s) Mindoro
Area (2013) 681.40 km2 (263.09 sq mi)
Population (2020) 42,417
Density (2020) 62 / km2 (161 / sq mi)
Coordinates 13° 5′ North, 120° 43′ East (13.0843120.7169)
Estimated elevation above sea level 7.1 meters (23.4 feet)

Map of Occidental Mindoro with Santa Cruz highlighted

References: 

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Cruz,_Occidental_Mindoro
  • https://www.philatlas.com/luzon/mimaropa/occidental-mindoro/santa-cruz.html
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