San Esteban, Ilocos Sur

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San Esteban
Municipality
Barangay Cabaroan, San Esteban
Map of Ilocos Sur showing the location of San Esteban
San Esteban, Ilocos Sur is located in Philippines
San Esteban
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 17°20′N 120°27′E / 17.333°N 120.450°E / 17.333; 120.450Coordinates: 17°20′N 120°27′E / 17.333°N 120.450°E / 17.333; 120.450
CountryPhilippines
RegionIlocos (Region I)
ProvinceIlocos Sur
District2nd District
Barangays10
Government[1]
 • MayorChester A. Elaydo
Area[2]
 • Total19.62 km2 (7.58 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total8,072
 • Density410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
ZIP code2706
Dialing code77
Income class5th class
 
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San Esteban
Municipality
Barangay Cabaroan, San Esteban
Map of Ilocos Sur showing the location of San Esteban
San Esteban, Ilocos Sur is located in Philippines
San Esteban
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 17°20′N 120°27′E / 17.333°N 120.450°E / 17.333; 120.450Coordinates: 17°20′N 120°27′E / 17.333°N 120.450°E / 17.333; 120.450
CountryPhilippines
RegionIlocos (Region I)
ProvinceIlocos Sur
District2nd District
Barangays10
Government[1]
 • MayorChester A. Elaydo
Area[2]
 • Total19.62 km2 (7.58 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total8,072
 • Density410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
ZIP code2706
Dialing code77
Income class5th class

San Esteban is a fifth class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 8,072 people.[3]

The Annual Semana Santa Procession during Holy Tuesday and Good Friday continues to attract visitors, guests and tourists to this small town of Ilocos Sur to witness the beautiful images of Saints and tableaus depicting the Passion of Jesus Christ carried during the solemn procession. And during Holy Saturday the coastal Barangays are full of picnic goers mostly are visitors and Balikbayans.

Barangays[edit]

San Esteban is politically subdivided into 10 barangays.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The Spaniards named the pueblo (the equivalent of a municipality in present-day terms) San Esteban (formerly known as Cabagbagototan) because they have received reports of a vagabond named Iban having been stoned to death and beheaded by hostile natives in the place called "Naglawlawayan," which is an early place of worship by the natives, and currently the site of the municipal cemetery. "Iban" is the Ilocano equivalent of "Stephen," hence the pueblo being named San Esteban.

San Esteban was founded by Agustinian friars in 1625, but was always attached to Nueva Coveta (present-day Burgos) and to the municipality of Santiago until 1911. It was once a visita of Narvacan because of a shortage of ministers.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of San Esteban
YearPop.  ±% p.a.  
19906,327—    
19956,508+0.57%
20007,174+1.97%
20077,779+1.16%
20108,072+1.24%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: ILOCOS SUR". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Ilocos Sur". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 

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