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    Geographical Location

The Municipality of Argao is located in the Southeastern part of Cebu Province. It is bounded on the North by the Municipality of Sibonga; on the South by the Municipality of Dalaguete; on the West by the Municipalities of Dumanjug, Ronda, Alcantara, Moalboal and Badian; and on the east by Bohol Strait. It is approximately 66 kms. from Cebu City

Class :
Annual Income:(As of 1993) 13,583,336.34
No. of Barangays: 45
Total Land Area: 21,044.72 Has.

Land Classification as of 1994:

   Arable Area: 5,776.25 Has.
   Residential : 2,245.00 Has.
   Commercial : 134.00 Has.
   Industrial : 35.00 Has.
   Certified Alienable /Disposable Land: 15,403.00 Has.
   Classified Forest/Reservation/Timberland: 5,350.00 Has.    Wildlife/Military Reserve Land : -
   Unclassified Forest Land/Wilderness : -
   National Parks/Playgrounds : 12.50 Has.

Topography:
Large flatlands and plains are located along the highway and the urban areas while the central portion are mountainous and very steep.

Climate :
Argao falls under the third type of climate characterized by no pronounced season.

Soil Type :
Lugo Clay Faraon Clay Mandaue Clay Hydrosol


    Demography  

Population: (Latest NCSO Survey-1994 ) 61,742
Labor Force: 22,015
No. of Household 12,631

    Infrastructure and Utilities Road Network  

National Road: 18.365 Kms.
Provincial Road: 14.82 Kms.
Municipal Road : 7.72 Kms.
Barangay Road : 120.60 Kms.
Ports (Domestic/International): 2
Airport (If any): -
Schools (Public & Private)

    Elementary: 28
    High Schools: 4
    Vocational: -
    College: -
Public Library: 1
Public Market: 5
Multi-purpose Building: 18
Recreation Courts/Centers : 35

Transportation Services

    No. of Buses: 26
    No. of Jeepneys : 18
    No.of Tricycles: 30
    No. of Motorcycle for Hire: 15

Communications

    No. of Post Office: 1
    No. of Telephone Stations: PLDT Local Lines
    No. of Telex Services: 1
    No. of Telegraphic Stations: 1

Power

    Source of Electricity: CEBECO
    No. of Barangay Served: 25
    No. Household Served: 5,250

Water

    Source of Water: Pob. Water System
    Cost per M3

    Financial Intermediaries  

No. of Commercial Banks and Money Shops: 1
No. of Government Banks: -
No. of Savings Banks: 1
No. of Rural Banks: 1
No. of Lending/Financing Institutions: 4
No. of Cooperatives within the area: 6

    Trade and Industry  

Commercial   Establishments  

Type of Business   No. of Establishments

Sari-sari Stores: 150
Restaurants & Cafeterias: 35
Fresh Fish & Meal Retailers: 20
General Merchandising: 13
Service and Repair Shops: 15
Tailoring & Dress Shops: 8
Pawnshops & Lending Investments: 4
Lumber and Hardwares: 5
Pharmacies and Drug Stores: 6
Marketing Firms (Appliances, furniture,etc.): 4
Gasoline Stations: 2
Bakeries: 10
Photo Shops & Beauty Parlors: 8

Raw materials available within the area:

Types of Materials Estimated Vol./Supply Suppliers/Producers
1. Rock Phosphate 25,868.00 MT -
2. Stonecraft (Limestone) - Roberto Bacus
3. Coal -

Existing Skills

Percent (%) To Total Population
1. Welding 10.0 %
2. Carpentry 28.0 %
3. Woodcraft 10.0 %
4. Ironworks 8.0 %
5. Coal Mining
6. Foundry
7. Weaving
8. Masonry

Existing Tourist Attraction/s Location
1. Argao Beach Resort Argao


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