Aborlan, Palawan (History, Barangays, General Information)

Aborlan is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. It lies in a vast plain between the Sulu Sea and the mountains. It is located 69 kilometers south ofPuerto Princesa City. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 25,540 people in 5,236 households.

In 1951, the barrios of Berong and Alfonso XII were transferred to the then newly-created town of Quezon. It is the only town in the province with an agricultural college, now called the Western Philippines University.

Brief History

Aborlan was established in 1910. It became a regular municipality in 1951. The town’s name was was either derived from abel man, a legendary tree belonging to the gods who inhabited the place, or from another story of two men went fishing for the first time in the town and were frightened by the rise and fall of the tide, so they asked “abenlan?”

Aborlan is politically subdivided into 19 barangays.

  • Apo-Aporawan
  • Apoc-apoc
  • Aporawan
  • Barake
  • Cabigaan
  • Gogognan
  • Iraan
  • Isaub
  • Jose Rizal
  • Mabini
  • Magbabadil
  • Plaridel
  • Ramon Magsaysay
  • Sagpangan
  • San Juan
  • Tagpait
  • Tigman
  • Poblacion
  • Culandanum
  • Marikit

General Information
Area (sq. kms.): 276.6
Population (2000): 25,540
No. of Barangays:19
Income Class:Second
District: Second
Zip Code:5302
Area Code: 048

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