Santa Maria, Bulacan

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Santa Maria
Santa Maria de Pandi
Municipality

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Nickname(s):
Chicharrón capital of the Philippines
Motto:
Santa Maria sa pag-unlad, Kasama Ka!
(Santa Maria Progresses with You!)
Anthem:
Bayan Kong Mahal
(My Beloved Town)
Map of Bulacan showing the location of Santa Maria
Santa Maria, Bulacan is located in Philippines
Santa Maria
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°49′N 120°57′E / 14.817°N 120.95°E / 14.817; 120.95Coordinates: 14°49′N 120°57′E / 14.817°N 120.95°E / 14.817; 120.95
Country  Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Flag of Bulacan.gif Bulacan
District 4th District
Capital Barangay Poblacion
Founded around 1647*
(as a barrio of Bocaue)
Established July 4, 1699**
(as Santa Maria de Pandi Estate)
Incorporated February 1792
(as an independent town)
Barangays 24
Government[1]
 • Mayor Bartolome R. Ramos (NUP)
 • Vice Mayor Rico Jude P. Sto. Domingo (NUP)
Area[2]
 • Total 90.925 km2 (35.106 sq mi)
 • Land 89.88 km2 (34.70 sq mi)
 • Water 1.04 km2 (0.40 sq mi)  1.15%
Highest elevation 101 m (331 ft)
Lowest elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 218,351
 • Estimate (2014) 252,310
 • Rank 6th of 1,491 municipalities
 • Density 2,401.44/km2 (6,219.7/sq mi)
 • Voters 88,965
Demonym Santa Maríans
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3022
Dialing code 044
1 Earliest date that the barrio known to be existed.
2 The date when the Dominicans obtained the hacienda from the Crown of Spain.

Santa Maria is a municipality (town) in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. It lies 32 kilometers northeast of Manila and is located at the eastern portion of the province. It is surrounded by the towns of Angat and Pandi in the north; by San Jose del Monte City in the south; by Norzagaray in the east; and by Marilao and Bocaue in the west.

According to the 2007 Philippine national census (a total count of the country's population), it has 205,258 people.

It is divided into 24 barangays (villages). These barangays are:

  1. Bagbaguin
  2. Balasing
  3. Buenavista
  4. Bulac
  5. Camangyanan
  6. Catmon
  7. Caypombo
  8. Caysio
  9. Guyong
  10. Lalakhan
  11. Mag-asawang Sapa
  12. Mahabang Parang
  13. Manggahan
  14. Parada
  15. Poblacion (Santa Maria town proper)
  16. Pulong Buhangin
  17. San Gabriel
  18. San Jose Patag
  19. San Vicente
  20. Santa Clara
  21. Santa Cruz
  22. Silangan
  23. Tabing Bakod (Santo Tomas)
  24. Tumana

Sources[change | change source]

  1. "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. http://www.comelec.gov.ph/?r=Elections/2013natloc/Results/citymuni2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  2. "Province: BULACAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. http://www.nscb.gov.ph/activestats/psgc/province.asp?regName=REGION+III+%28Central+Luzon%29&regCode=03&provCode=031400000&provName=BULACAN. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  3. "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. http://www.census.gov.ph/sites/default/files/attachments/hsd/pressrelease/Central%20Luzon.pdf. Retrieved 10 October 2013.

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