Barotac Viejo, Iloilo


Barotac Viejo, Iloilo

Barotac Viejo is a 4th class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 36,314 people in 6,979 households.

Barangays

Barotac Viejo is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.

Geography

The Municipality of Barotac Viejo is found on the northern part of the Province of Iloilo facing the strait of Guimaras and the island of Negros. It is bounded on the northwest by the Municipality of San Rafael, on the south by the Municipality of Banate and the Visayan Sea, on the east by the Municipality of Lemery and the Province of Capiz and on the west by the Municipality of Passi and San Enrique.

It has a latitude of 10° 59’ North and a longitude of 122° East.

The municipality has the total land area of 18,578 hectares.this place fun every june 29 because it's their fiesta.

Topography and Land Features

A range of sprawling hills and high mountains occupies three fourths of the land of Barotac Viejo. Mt. Opao at the center is the highest mountain of 3,000 feet.

The town is divided by a long mountain range dividing it into the upper and lower regions. The upper region is approximately 1,000 feet above sea level. The climate is generally cooler than ordinary and rain is more abundant. The lower region is compose of rice producing areas. This part is near the sea and is well populated.

Climate and Rainfall

Rainy season sets in about May and last up to the middle of January. The rainfall in the upper region is comparatively heavier than the lower region. This is due to the chain of high mountains surrounding the place and innumerable springs that flow along the foot of the hills the heaviest rainfall occurs about in the early part of September during the south monsoon. Under usual condition, Barotac Viejo receives up to 100 centimeters of rainfall. The average however in the upper region is 42 centimeters and in the lower, 36 centimeters. Dry season sets in a little earlier in the lower region than in the upper region.

Water Sources

Barotac Viejo has 2 rivers, namely the Barotac Viejo River and the Barotac Cayo River. It has several creeks or springs.

The Barotac Viejo River is the longest and the widest river passing through the heart of the town. It has never been dry but it sometimes overflows its banks on rainy days. The river is utilized for bathing, laundry and fishing.

The municipality has approximately 10 miles of shallow shorelines and nearby are fishponds.

External links

* [http://www.nscb.gov.ph/activestats/psgc/default.asp Philippine Standard Geographic Code]
* [http://www.t-macs.com/kiso/local/ 2000 Philippine Census Information]


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