Nagbukel, Ilocos Sur


Nagbukel, Ilocos Sur
Nagbukel
—  Municipality  —
Map of Ilocos Sur showing the location of Nagbukel.
Nagbukel is located in Philippines
Nagbukel
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 17°27′N 120°33′E / 17.45°N 120.55°E / 17.45; 120.55Coordinates: 17°27′N 120°33′E / 17.45°N 120.55°E / 17.45; 120.55
Country  Philippines
Region Ilocos Region (Region I)
Province Ilocos Sur
District 2nd District
Founded
Barangays 12
Government
 – Mayor Timoteo M. Cabrera
Area
 – Total 43.12 km2 (16.6 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 – Total 4,764
 – Density 110.5/km2 (286.1/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2725
Income class 5th class
Population Census of Nagbukel
Census Pop. Rate
1995 4,124
2000 4,671 2.71%
2007 4,764 0.27%

Nagbukel is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 4,764 people in 910 households.

Barangays

Nagbukel is politically subdivided into 12 barangays.

  • Balaweg
  • Bandril
  • Bantugo
  • Cadacad
  • Casilagan
  • Casocos
  • Lapting
  • Mapisi
  • Mission
  • Poblacion East
  • Poblacion West
  • Taleb

Origin of the Municipality's Name

The name of the municipality was thought to have come from the round shape of one of the hills in the area. People in the area would utter, "Anian nga nagbukel" (Ilocano, "How round it is.").

Another origin of the municipality's name comes from three small hills in the southern part of the municipality.

Another origin of the town's name comes from the irregular distribution of the barangays of Nagbukel and nearby Narvacan. Negotiations were made in such a way that the place east of the Kayapa River become part of Nagbukel and places west of the river become part of Narvacan. The distance from north to south was equal to the distance from east to west. The resulting area is round, hence the name "Nagbukel."


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