Candelaria Zambales Tourist Spots, History, Festival

Candelaria is a 3rd class coastal municipality of Zambales Province in Central Luzon Region, Philippines.

Municipal Hall of Candelaria in Zambales
Municipal Hall of Candelaria in Zambales (Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Candelaria Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northern part of Zambales Province in the western portion of Central Luzon (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Santa Cruz (north), Mangatarem in Pangasinan, San Clemente and Mayantoc in Tarlac (east), Masinloc (south)
Area –> 333.59 km2 (128.80 sq mi)
Population –> 27,174 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 111,355,191.48
Barangays –> 16
Terrain –> Mountainous with coastal plain
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Mango, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Ilocano, Pangasinense, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 2nd
Government Officials
Congressman –> Cheryl D. Montalla
Mayor –> Napoleon Edquid
Vice Mayor –> Byron Jones E. Edquilang

History of Candelaria

Candelaria was formerly a forested territory of Masinloc. It became an independent town in 1870.

Economy of Candelaria

Candelaria is an agricultural town where rice, mango and fish are the major products.

Tourist Spots in Candelaria

Potipot Island
Dawal Beach
Binabalian Beach
Malimanga Beach
Uacon Lake
Saint Vincent Ferrer

Festivals in Candelaria

Laruk Laruk Festival
Dragon Boat Festival
Candelaria Zambales Music Festival

Map of Candelaria Municipality in Zambales Province

See also: Profile of Mayor Napoleon Edquid, Governor Hermogenes Ebdane

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