Santa Elena Camarines Norte History, Tourist Spots, Festival, Officials

Santa Elena is a 3rd class coastal municipality of Camarines Norte Province in Region 5 of Bicol Region, Philippines.

Profile of Santa Elena Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northwestern part of Camarines Norte (See map below)
Distance from Manila –> 269.3 Kilometers
Neighboring Towns –> Capalonga and Labo (east), Tagkawayan in Quezon Province (south), Calauag in Quezon Province (west)
Area –> 199.35 km2 (76.97 sq mi)
Population –> 40,786 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous with narrow Coastal Plain
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Fish, Coconut, Vegetables, Pineapple, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tagalog, Bicolano, English
Barangays –> 19
Revenue (2016) –> 110,482,721.91
Legislative District –> First
Government Officials
Congressman –> Josefina B. Tallado
Mayor –> Bernardina Borja
Vice Mayor –> Ryan Jeffrey T. Mendoza

History of Santa Elena

Santa Elena was formerly a barrio of Capalonga Municipality. On June 29, 1969, it was elevated into a municipality by virtue of Republic act 5480 authored by then Congressman Fernando V. Pajarillo and signed by President Ferdinand Marcos.

In 2001, an area of 8,762 hectares taken from Calauag Municipality of Quezon Province were added to the territory of Santa Elena courtesy of the Supreme Court.

Economy of Santa Elena

Santa Elena is primarily an agricultural town where rice, fish and coconut are the main products.

Tourist Spots in Santa Elena

Parish of St. Helena the Empress Church
Silvestre del Moro Park

Festivals in Santa Elena

Palayog Festival

Map of Santa Elena Municipality in Camarines Norte

See also: Profile of Mayor Bernardina Borja, Governor Edgardo Tallado

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