Sofronio Española, Palawan (History, Barangays, General Information)

Sofronio Española is a 4th class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. It is the province’s newest municipality, created by plebiscite on May 22, 1994, from land that was formerly a part of Brooke’s Point. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 26,801 people in 5,479 households.

Brief History
Sofronio Espanola was formerly a part of Brooke’s Point. It was made into a separate municipality on May 22, 1994 by virtue of Republic Act No. 7679 and ratified by a plebiscite held on June 11, 1995.

Sofronio Española is politically subdivided into 9 barangays.

  • Abo-abo
  • Iraray
  • Isumbo
  • Labog
  • Panitian
  • Pulot Center
  • Pulot Interior (Pulot II)
  • Pulot Shore (Pulot I)
  • Punang

General Information
Area (sq. kms.): 473.91
Population (2000): 26,801
No. of Barangays: 9
Income Class:Fourth
District: Second
Zip Code:
Area Code: 048

Festivals
Third Sunday of January (Sto. Nino)
May 20-22 – foundation anniversary
June 24 (Pista ng Dalampasigan)

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sofronio_Espanola,_Palawan
http://www.biyahero.net/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=50&sobi2Id=826&Itemid=56