Santa Cruz Marinduque History, Tourist Spots, Festivals

Santa Cruz is a 1st class coastal municipality of Marinduque Province in Region IV-B or MiMaRoPa Region, Philippines.

Santa Cruz Marinduque Municipal Hall
Santa Cruz Marinduque Municipal Hall (Photo Credit: Joelaldor of wiki commons)

Profile of Santa Cruz Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northeastern part of Marinduque Island (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Torrijos (south), Boac and Mogpog (west)
Area –> 270.77 km2 (104.54 sq mi)
Population –> 56,408 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Coastal plain with mountains and rolling hills
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Fish, Coconut, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tagalog, English
Barangays –> 55
Revenue (2016) –> 156,288,998.60
Legislative District –> Lone
Government Officials
Congressman –> Lord Allan Jay Velasco
Mayor –> Antonio Uy Jr.
Vice Mayor –> Geraldine M. Del Rosario

History of Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz was founded as a pueblo in 1609.

In 1903, the population of Santa Cruz stood at 16,350. It rose to 27,430 in 1948 and 60,055 in 2000 but it decreased to 55,673 in 2010.

Economy of Santa Cruz

The economy of Santa Cruz is predominantly agricultural where rice, coconut and fish are the chief products.

Together with Boac, Santa Cruz acts as the commercial as well as financial center of the province.

Tourism is a fast rising industry.

Tourist Spots in Santa Cruz

Bagumbungan Cave

Maniwaya Island and Palad Sandbar

Ungab Rock Formation

Santa Cruz Catholic Church with its old convent

Residencia de Palo Maria

Festivals in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Town Fiesta
Moriones Festival

Map of Santa Cruz Municipality in Marinduque

See also: Profile of Mayor Antonio Uy Jr. , Governor Presbitero Velasco Jr.

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