El Nido Tourist Spots, History, Festival, Officials

El Nido is a 1st class coastal municipality of Palawan Province in Region IVB or Mimaropa, Philippines.

El Nido Palawan
El Nido, Palawan (Photo Credit: Facebook Page)

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
Government Officials
Congressman –> Franz Alvarez
Mayor –> Edna Lim
Vice Mayor –> Luningning L. Batoy

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

Bacuit Bay
Ille Cave
Nacpan Beach
Las CabaƱas Beach
Seven Commandos Beach
Simizu Island

Festivals in El Nido

Kulambo Festival

Map of El Nido Municipality in Palawan

See also: Profile of Mayor Edna Lim, Governor Jose Ch. Alvarez

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