San Francisco Quezon History, Tourist Spots, Festival

San Francisco is a 2nd class coastal municipality of Quezon Province in Region IV-A or Southern Tagalog Region also known as CaLaBaRZon, Philippines.

San Francisco Quezon Welcome Arch
San Francisco Quezon Welcome Arch (Photo Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of San Francisco Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Southern tip of Bondoc Peninsula in Quezon Province; 305 kilometers southeast of Manila (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Mulanay (north), San Andres (east)
* San Francisco faces the Sibuyan Sea in the west.
Area –> 303.96 km2 (117.36 sq mi)
Population –> 61,473 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous and hilly with narrow coastal plain
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Coconut, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tagalog, English
Barangays –> 16
Revenue (2016) –> 143,636,282.96
Legislative District –> 3rd
Government Officials
Congressman –> Aleta Suarez
Mayor –> Elvira Alegra
Vice Mayor –> Ma. Kresna E. Fernandez

History of San Francisco, Quezon

The municipality of San Francisco was formerly a barrio of Mulanay. It was then called Bondoc. On April 27, 1938, President Manuel L. Quezon issued an executive order creating an independent town which was named Aurora in honor of his wife. In 1963, the town was renamed San Francisco due to conflict with another town with the Maria Aurora in Aurora Province.

Don Venancio Queblar was the first municipal mayor of San Francisco. He was succeeded by Dr. Pantaleon Edades.

Economy of San Francisco, Quezon

Farming and fishing are the main economic activities in the municipality of San Francisco. Coconut, Fish and rice are the main products.

Tourist Spots in San Francisco, Quezon

Kulong-Kulong Beach Resort

Festivals in San Francisco

St. Francis Feast Day
Map of San Francisco Municipality in Quezon Province

See also: Profile of Mayor Elvira Alegra, Governor Danilo Suarez

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