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Siquijor is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. Its capital is the municipality also named Siquijor. To the northwest of Siquijor is Cebu and Negros, to the northeast is Bohol and to the south, across the Bohol Sea is Mindanao. Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces. ... Central Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VII. It is part of the Visayas. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... A municipality (bayan in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... Siquijor is a 4th class municipality in the province of Siquijor, Philippines. ... Cebu is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... Negros is an island of the Philippines located in the Visayas. ... Bohol is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... The Bohol Sea, also called the Mindanao Sea, is located between Visayas and Mindanao in the Philippines. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ...

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Siquijor
Region: Central Visayas (Region VII)
Capital: Siquijor
Founded: September 17, 1971
Population:
2000 census—81,598 (3rd smallest)
Density—238 per km² (32nd highest)
Area: 343.5 km² (3rd smallest)
Languages: Cebuano
Governor: Orlando Fua, Sr. (2004-2007)
Image:Ph_locator_map_siquijor.png

Siquijor is the third smallest province in the country both in terms of population and land area, after Camiguin and Batanes. For a time it was sub-province of Negros Oriental. Called Isla del Fuego of the “Island of Fire” by the Spanish before, Siquijor is considered by many Filipinos to be a mystical island, full of witches and other supernatural phenomena. Image File history File links Provincial seal of Siquijor, Philippines. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... Central Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VII. It is part of the Visayas. ... Siquijor is a 4th class municipality in the province of Siquijor, Philippines. ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A municipality (bayan in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is very similar to a village. ... The House of Representatives (Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan in Filipino) is the lower chamber of the Congress of the Philippines. ... Cebuano, also known as Sugbuanon, is an Philippines by about 18,000,000 people and is a subgroup or member of Bisaya, Visayan and Binisayâ. The name came from the Philippine island of Cebu, with the Spanish suffix -ano meaning native, of a place, added at the end. ... Image File history File links Map of the Philippines showing the location of Siquijor. ... Camiguin is a small island Philippines in the Northern Mindanao region. ... Batanes is the northernmost and the smallest, both in terms of population and land area, among the provinces of the Philippines. ... Negros Oriental is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ...

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People and Culture

Population. According to the 2000 census, there are a total of 81,598 Siquijodnons, as the residents of Siquijor call themselves. This makes Siquijor the 3rd smallest province in terms of population. The same census also states that Siquijor has 17,351 households with an average household size of 4.70 persons. The annual growth rate is 2.19%, lower than the national growth rate of 2.36%. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...


Languages. The main language spoken in Siquijor is Cebuano. English as well as Tagalog is also spoken by many of the residents. Cebuano, also known as Sugbuanon, is an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines by about 18,000,000 people and is a subgroup or member of Bisaya, Visayan and Binisayâ. The name came from the Philippine island of Cebu, with the Spanish suffix -ano meaning native, of a place, added... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Tagálog is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ...


Education. Literacy rate, one of the highest in the country, is at 92.5%.


Economy

Geography

Political

Siquijor is subdivided into 6 municipalities. Siquijor is the capital and most important port. A municipality (bayan in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... Siquijor is a 4th class municipality in the province of Siquijor, Philippines. ... Categories: Stub | Commercial item transport and distribution | Transportation ...


Municipalities

Enrique Villanueva is a 6th class municipality in the province of Siquijor, Philippines. ... Larena is a 5th class municipality in the province of Siquijor, Philippines. ... Lazi is a 5th class municipality in the province of Siquijor, Philippines. ... Maria is a 5th class municipality in the province of Siquijor, Philippines. ... San Juan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Siquijor, Philippines. ... Siquijor is a 4th class municipality in the province of Siquijor, Philippines. ...

Physical

Terrain. Siquijor is an island province in the Visayas. It lies southeast from Cebu and Negros across Cebu Strait (in some references called Bohol Strait) and southwest from Bohol. Bohol is also located north of Mindanao separated by the Bohol Sea. Map of the Philippines showing Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... Cebu is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... Negros is an island of the Philippines located in the Visayas. ... Cebu Strait, sometimes called Bohol Strait, is a strait in the Philippines that separates the island provinces of Cebu and Bohol. ... Bohol is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... The Bohol Sea, also called the Mindanao Sea, is located between Visayas and Mindanao in the Philippines. ...


With a land area of 343.5 km² and a coastline 102 km long, Siquijor is the 3rd smallest province of the Philippines. The highest peak at the center of the island is Mount Bandilaan.


Climate. The climate in Siquijor like most of the rest of the country is very tropical. It is dry from January to May and wet the rest of the year. Annual rainfall is 1000 to 1300 millimeters with November having the heaviest rainfall and April having the least. Siquijor has an average temperature of 28 °C and a humidity of 78%. The tropics are the geographic region of the Earth centered on the equator and limited in latitude by the two tropics: the Tropic of Cancer in the north and the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere. ... In meteorology, precipitation is any kind of water that falls from the sky as part of the weather. ... Humidity is the concentration of water vapor in the air. ...

Image File history File links Map of Siquijor, Philippines. ...

History

The Spaniards called Siquijor Isla del Fuego or “Island of Fire,” because the island gave off an eerie glow. This glow came from the great swarms of fireflies that harbored in the numerous molave trees on the island.


The island was first discovered by the Spaniards in 1565 during Miguel López de Legaspi's expedition. Since then, the island came under Spanish rule and the present municipalities, with the exception of Enrique Villanueva were established as Catholic parishes. The first parish, Siquijor, was established in 1783 under the administration of secular clergymen. In the years that followed until 1877, the parishes of Larena (Cano-an), Lazi (Tigbawan), San Juan (Makalipay), and Maria (Cangmeniac) were founded by priests of the Augustinian Recollects. Events March 1 - the city of Rio de Janeiro is founded April 27 - Cebu City is established becoming the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines. ... Miguel López de Legaspi (b. ... Enrique Villanueva is a 6th class municipality in the province of Siquijor, Philippines. ... A parish is a subdivision of a diocese or bishopric within the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Church of Sweden, and of some other churches. ... Siquijor is a 4th class municipality in the province of Siquijor, Philippines. ... 1783 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1877 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Larena is a 5th class municipality in the province of Siquijor, Philippines. ... Lazi is a 5th class municipality in the province of Siquijor, Philippines. ... San Juan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Siquijor, Philippines. ... Maria is a 5th class municipality in the province of Siquijor, Philippines. ... The Augustinians, named after Saint Augustine of Hippo (died AD 430), are several Roman Catholic monastic orders and congregations of both men and women living according to a guide to religious life known as the Rule of Saint Augustine. ...


From 1854 to 1892, the island was administered by Spain under the politico-military province of Bohol. In 1892, it became a part of Negros Oriental, and then its sub-province in 1901. 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1892 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Bohol is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... 1892 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Negros Oriental is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


On September 17, 1971, Siquijor became an independent province by virtue of Republic Act No. 6396. The capital which was formerly Larena, was transferred to the municipality of Siquijor in 1972 with Proclamation No. 1075. September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Republic Acts are laws in the Philippines, created by the Congress and signed by the president. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ...


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