Puerto Princesa City
|Region||MIMAROPA (Region IV-B)|
|Mayor||Edward S. Hagedorn (2007-2010)|
|Area|| 2,400 km²|
|Total (2000)|| 161,912|
The City of Puerto Princesa (Filipino: Lungsod ng Puerto Princesa) is a first class city in the province of Palawan, Philippines. It is the capital city of Palawan. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 161,912 people in 33,306 households. It is famous for its crocodile farms, underground rivers and dive spots.
UNESCO World Heritage Site: Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park Brief Description
This park features a spectacular limestone karst landscape with an underground river. One of the river's distinguishing features is that it emerges directly into the sea, and its lower portion is subject to tidal influences. The area also represents a significant habitat for biodiversity conservation. The site contains a full 'mountain-to-sea' ecosystem and has some of the most important forests in Asia.
On June 30, 1992, Edward S. Hagedorn was elected Mayor of the city and completed his three term limit of three years for every term. On November of 2002, Hagedorn was re-elected as mayor of the city once again.
Puerto Princesa City is politically subdivided into 66 barangays, 35 in Urban Area and 31 in Rural Area.
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