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Geographical Information

san_narciso_basemapSan Narciso is located at the southern tip of Quezon Province with geographical location in the coordinates of 13°34’53” latitude and 122°31’50” longitude in a Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection of 1983 under Geographical Zone 51. As one among the 40 municipalities with 1 city of the Province of Quezon, this Municipality is bounded by other municipalities wherein; on the North by the Municipality of Buenavista, the Ragay Gulf on the East, Municipality of Mulanay on the West and the Municipality of San Francisco on the Southwest and the Municipality of San Andres on the South.
This municipality is accessible by both land and water transportation from the adjoining municipalities. It has a distance of 302 kilometers from the heart of Manila and about 170 kilometers from Lucena City, the provincial capital and around 43 kilometers from the Municipality of Catanauan, a minor urban center.
Going ahead at the south direction is the visayas islands with around 10 hours cruising by boat. with this, this municipality also served as a place for living for some migrant individuals from visayas particularly from Masbate, Samar, Leyte and even from Bicol Region

Land Area

This municipality has different records of land size from the different offices. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR) has a record of __ hectares. The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) recorded a 26,591.174 hectares and the Municipal Assessors Office has a record of ¬¬310,545.16 hectares.
Using the land size given by the Department of Budget and Management, San Narciso has a total Land Area of 26,591.174 Hectares comprising four (4) Poblacion Barangays and 20 Rural Barangays wherein (fourteen) 14 of these barangays are coastal and also the other 4 poblacion barangays and six (6) barangays that are purely uplands.
The poblacion area covering the barangays of Maligaya, Pagkakaisa, Bayanihan and Pagdadamayan has a total land area of 437,5431.00 hectares while the remaining 26,153.6309 hectares compose the total land area of other rural barangays.

Soil Types

The entire municipality has four (4) types of soil; Clay loam, Sandy loam, Faraon clay loam and catanauan clay loam present in all barangays. The Office of the Municipal Agriculturist is about to conduct a thorough soil analysis in all barangays.

Coastal/marine Bodies

This municipality was blessed of having coastal / marine resources. Total water (marine) area of this municipality measures an around of 400.59 square kilometer with the San Narciso Bay having a total water area of 10.68 sq.km. surrounded by barangays of poblacion, Andres Bonifacio, San Juan to barangay Villa Reyes on the west side and barangay Rizal and Punta on the eastern side.
Ragay Gulf separates this municipality and the Bicol Region with almost 50 kilometers length away from the shore, San Narciso covers administratively an around 389.91 hectares of the said gulf.
Mangrove forest also retains, manage and being develop by this municipality along the coastline having a full length strip of 8.85 kilometers. With a Muddy and Sandy (Clay) Loam Substrate and Fringing / Riverine Forest Type with a shoreline protection Land Use pattern. Other marine ecosystems are also being protected and developed.
Within the Ragay Gulf, Malapad Reef located near the water boundary of San Narciso and the Municipality of Buenavista and the Palad Reef that also serves as the water boundary between municipality of San Andres and San Narciso. These reefs serve as the breeding ground for variety of fishes and other marine life.
Ragay Gulf serves also as a navigation lane for passenger boats from the municipality of Tagkawayan and Guinyangan going to municipalities of Bicol Region such as Bahao and even here and the municipality of San Andres.

Watershed and Protective Area Profile

San Narciso has a declared watershed at Barangay Buenavista that serves as the water basin and primary source of drinking water at the Poblacion Barangays. This spring named MABILOG supply an estimated of 40 cubic meter per Hour (40m3/Hr) enough to supply the need of poblacion consumers even at dry season. This watershed estimated land size covers __ hectares with thick vegetation of planted trees.
Absence of Municipal Ordinance declaring the said area as a protected area does not jeopardizing the idea of protecting the site. With the Local Government effort and community participation, and other institution such as local schools the site is still being protected.
Practice of effective agriculture within the area reinforced the effort of managing the watershed.

Climate

This Municipality experiences a Type III climate where seasons are not very pronounced; relatively dry season from the Months of March to August and Wet Season during the rest of the year. The Philippines sit astride the typhoon belt, and the country suffers an annual onslaught of dangerous storms from July through October. These are especially hazardous for northern and eastern Luzon and the Bicol Region wherein this Municipality is just around 40 kilometer distance at the eastern part.
Mean annual temperature within the municipality is around 26.6 degree Celsius. Extreme hot temperature reaches an average of 28.3oC (degree Celsius) during the months of March and sometimes ends at Mid-August. And cold temperature reaches a 25.5oC (degree Celsius) during the months of November and sometimes end at early February. Rainfall being experienced in this municipality is evenly distributed during year round with an average 221.59mm. for 10 years.
The prevailing winds over San Narciso are as follows: northeast monsoon prevails from November to February, the southeast monsoon prevails during the months of July and August, and the trade winds prevail during the rest of the year

Hazard Profile

San Narciso also experiencing different treats from different hazards cause by natural phenomenon. Most often a typhoon passes the municipality and causes some damages sometimes particularly on crops, properties and small infrastructures due also to storm surge that affects most households along the seashore.

Part of this municipality experiences flooding particularly barangays with areas with almost plain terrain and barangays along the river banks. Barangay Busukbusukan experienced a flashflood last year 2006 resulted to loss of lives of 22 individuals with livestock and damages to crops and properties. Barangay Guinhalinan also experience flooding that most often occurs during the months of November to December during the height of rainy season resulting to damage of crops specifically vegetables. Rice field are also affected. Major rivers such as the Busukbuskan River and Daniwdiw to Guinhalinan river serves as the water route to the affected barangays.
Flooding hazard threatened this municipality by resulting to low agricultural yields of the farmers and allotting financial requirements for the rehabilitation of damaged infrastructures and for providing other recovery services to the vulnerable families.

This municipality also threatened by Landslide and Erosion, particularly those barangays situated at the places with higher elevation in the area. As observed by the residents and even technical people top soils are being eroded due to the following reasons; loss of vegetation is such a primary reason. Unsustainable farming reinforcing the treats of landslide due to un managed agricultural practices by the farmers and planting varieties not compatible with the area slope requirements. Siltation attribute to the treat.
Part of Barangay Bani experienced liquefaction within the agricultural area of the said barangay, Planted with coconut, pineapple and other cash crops with one household affected.

 

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