Vinzons is a 3rd class coastal municipality of Camarines Norte Province in Region 5 or Bicol Region, Philippines.
Profile of Vinzons Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Eastern Part of Camarines Norte (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Talisay and San Vicente (south), Labo and Paracale (west)
Area –> 141.43 sq. km2 (54.61 sq mi)
Population –> 43,485 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Coastal Plain
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Fish, Coconut, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Bicolano, Tagalog, English
Barangays –> 19
Revenue (2016) –> 104,637,254.13
Legislative District –> Second
Congressman –> Marisol Conejos-Panotes
Mayor –> Eleanor Segundo
Vice Mayor –> Joaquin Emmanuel G. Pimentel
Municipal Councilors (Sangguniang Bayan or SB Members):
Ex Officio (Liga ng mga Barangay): Jose T. Segundo
History of Vinzons
The town of Vinzons was formerly called Tacboan but later, it was changed to Indan. It got its present name to honor one of its greatest sons, Wenceslao Q. Vinzons who was a former governor and former delegate to the 1935 constitutional convention. He organized a guerilla resistance movement against the Japanese during World War II but he was captured and executed.
Vinzons was established by the Franciscan priests in 1581. Fr. Losar was the first Parish Priest who built a church in honor of St. Peter.
Economy of Vinzons
Vinzons is primarily a farming and fishing town. Rice, coconut and fish are the main products.
Tourism is fast becoming an alternative source of income. The beaches of calaguas Island is one of the best in the Philippines but it is still less known than beaches like Boracay or Cagbalete.
Tourist Spots in Vinzons
Calaguas Island with its stunning beaches
St. Peter the Apostle Church
Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Festivals in Vinzons
Map of Vinzons Municipality in Camarines Norte