- Candelaria, Quezon
Infobox Philippine municipality
infoboxtitle = Municipality of Candelaria
sealfile = Ph_seal_quezon_candelaria.png
locatormapfile = Ph_locator_quezon_candelaria.png
caption = Map of
Quezonshowing the location of Candelaria.
December 26, 1878
districts = 2nd district of Quezon
barangays = 25
class = 1st class; partially urban
mayor = Ferdinand R. Maliwanag (LP)
website = [http://www.candelaria.gov.ph www.candelaria.gov.ph]
areakm2 = 175
pop2007 = 105,997 |
popden2007 = 606
The Municipality of Candelaria (Filipino: "Bayan ng Candelaria") is a first class municipality in the province of Quezon,
Philippines. According to the 2007census, it has a population of 105,997.cite web | url = http://www.census.gov.ph/data/census2007/index.html | title = 2007 Census of Population | publisher = Philippine National Statistics Office| accessdate = 2008-10-04] . The town is 107 kilometres south of Manilaand approximately 23 kilometres from Lucena City. It is traversed by the Maharlika Highwayand the Philippine National Railways' Southrail line headed towards Legazpi Cityin Albay. It is bordered by Mount Banahawto the north, San Juan, Batangasto the south, Tiaong and Dolores to the west, and Sariaya to the east. The municipality has a total area of 175 km².
Candelaria is the second-largest industrial center of the province, after
Lucena City. Among the municipalities in Quezon province, Candelaria has the most desiccated coconut factories and oil refineries, such as Peter Paul, Primex, Pacific Royal, SuperStar, Licup Oil Mills, and others, which employ thousands of people.
Candelaria is politically subdivided into 25 barangays.
The town fiesta is celebrated on the 5th of February to honor the patron saint San Pedro Bautista. Since 2005, Monsignor Carlos (Charles) Pedro A. Herrera, the parish priest, started his devotion to Nuestra Senora de Candelaria and honored her with a Candle Festival every February 2nd. The celebration was concluded with a procession through the streets of the town featuring the street dancing by the youth of the community in honor of the Blessed Virgin. A parade of floats representing each of the 25 barangays was, also, featured during the festivities.
* [http://www.nscb.gov.ph/activestats/psgc/default.asp Philippine Standard Geographic Code]
* [http://www.t-macs.com/kiso/local/ 2000 Philippine Census Information]
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