El Nido is a 1st class coastal municipality of Palawan Province in Region IVB or Mimaropa, Philippines.
Profile of El Nido Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northern part of Palawan Island in Western Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Taytay (south)
Area –> 923.26 km2 (356.47 sq mi)
Population –> 41,606 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 290,343,349.24
Barangays –> 18
Terrain –> Mountainous with hills and narrow coastal plains
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Fish, Corn, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Palawano, Tagalog, English, Ilonggo,
Legislative District –> 1st
Go here to see the elected municipal officials of El Nido.
History of El Nido
Formerly called Bacuit, the town of El Nido was established in 1916. Its present name was adopted on June 17, 1954 by virtue of Republic Act No. 1140 as a recognition of its highly prized edible nests of swiftlets (collocalia fuciphaga).
Economy of El Nido
El Nido is an agricultural town where rice, corn and fish are the major products.
Tourist Spots in El Nido
Las Cabañas Beach
Seven Commandos Beach
Festivals in El Nido
Map of El Nido Municipality in Palawan