Cervantes, Ilocos Sur


Cervantes, Ilocos Sur
Cervantes
—  Municipality  —
Map of Ilocos Sur showing the location of Cervantes.
Cervantes is located in Philippines
Cervantes
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°59′30″N 120°44′0″E / 16.99167°N 120.733333°E / 16.99167; 120.733333Coordinates: 16°59′30″N 120°44′0″E / 16.99167°N 120.733333°E / 16.99167; 120.733333
Country  Philippines
Region Ilocos Region (Region I)
Province Ilocos Sur
District 2nd District
Founded
Barangays 13
Government
 - Mayor Benjamin N. Maggay
Area
 - Total 234.70 km2 (90.6 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 - Total 14,116
 - Density 60.1/km2 (155.8/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2718
Income class 4th class
Population Census of Cervantes
Census Pop. Rate
1995 13,777
2000 14,195 0.64%
2007 14,116 -0.08%

Cervantes is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 14,116 people in 2,673 households.

The municipality is officially the Summer Capital of Ilocos Sur. It has a relatively cooler climate than most of lowland Ilocos Sur due to its geographical location and proximity to Mountain Province and Benguet.

History

On December 8, 1941, the Japanese planes and bombers was invaded and attacking the towns of Cervantes, Ilocos Sur and in 1942, Cervantes was entering the town from the occupation by the Japanese Imperial forces.

On June 14, 1945, Filipino soldiers under the military units of the 1st, 2nd, 11th, 12th and 13th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army, 10th Infantry Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary and the 15th, 66th & 121st Infantry Regiments of the United States Armed Forces in the Philippines - Northern Luzon or USAFIP-NL was entered and captured the towns of Cervantes, Ilocos Sur was fought against the Japanese Imperial forces since the Battle of Bessang Pass on 1945 after the end of the Japanese Occupation during World War II.

Barangays

Cervantes is politically subdivided into 13 barangays.

  • Aluling
  • Comillas North
  • Comillas South
  • Concepcion
  • Dinwede East
  • Dinwede West
  • Libang
  • Pilipil
  • Remedios
  • Rosario
  • San Juan
  • San Luis
  • Malaya

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