Old cannons of Argao
Map of Cebu with Argao highlighted
Location within the Philippines
|Coordinates: 9°53′N 123°32′E / 9.88°N 123.53°ECoordinates: 9°53′N 123°32′E / 9.88°N 123.53°E|
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||2nd district of Cebu|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Stanley Caminero (LP)|
|• Vice mayor||Allan Sesaldo|
|• Town Council|
|• Representative||Wilfredo Caminero|
|• Total||191.50 km2 (73.94 sq mi)|
|Elevation||311 m (1,020 ft)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||380/km2 (980/sq mi)|
|• Voter (2016)||45,139|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+08:00)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)32|
|Income class||1st class|
|Climate type||Tropical rainforest climate|
Argao is a 1st municipal income class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 72,366. In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 45,139 registered voters.
The municipality of Argao is located in the southeast of the province of Cebu, 68 km (42 mi) from Cebu City. Argao is exactly midway between Cebu City and the southern tip of Cebu island at (Santander). It is approximately 26 km (16 mi) from Carcar, from Alcoy, and from Loon which is across the Bohol or Cebu Strait. The rectangle that is Argao – 20 km × 40 km (12 mi × 25 mi) more or less – is bounded, clockwise, in the west by Badian, Alcantara, Ronda, and Dumanjug; in the north by Sibonga; in the east by the Bohol Strait; and in the south by Dalaguete.
Argao comprises 45 barangays:
|Population of Argao|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 45,139 registered voters, meaning that 62% of the population are aged 18 and over.
La Torta Festival replaced the Pitlagong Festival in 2011. La Torta Festival happens every 28–29 September to celebrate Argao's cultural heritage from the Spanish period tradition of making the torta, which is a popular cake in Argao.
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