Bataraza is a 1st class coastal municipality of Palawan Province in Region IVB or Mimaropa, Philippines.
Profile of Bataraza Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Southern Part of Palawan Province; 250 Kilometers from Puerto Princesa, the provincial capital (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Brooke’s Point (north), Balabac (south)
Area –> 726.20 km2 (280.39 sq mi)
Population –> 75,468 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Coastal plain with rolling hills and Mountains
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Vegetables, Minerals like nickel, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Molbog, Tagalog, English
Barangays –> 22
Revenue (2016) –> 174,584,940.17
Legislative District –> 2nd
Congressman –> Cyrille Abueg-Zaldivar
Mayor –> Abraham Ibba
Vice Mayor –> Kennedy A. Jaafar
History of Bataraza
On January 1, 1964, Bataraza was created by virtue of Republic Act 3425. It was formerly a territory of Brooke’s Point municipality.
Economy of Bataraza
Bataraza is mainly an agricultural and mining town. Rice, coconut, fish and nickel are the main products. The provincial government has a project to make the town the southern center for agricultural production and processing with the establishment of a food terminal at barangay Bonobono.
Bataraza-based Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation operates one of the largest nickel mines in the country.
Tourist Spots in Bataraza
Isla Puting Buhangin
Tagbila Sand Bar
Ursula Island Bird Sanctuary
Map of Bataraza Municipality ins southern Palawan