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Magallanes (Sorsogon)

It is a 4th class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines.

According to the August 1, 2007 census, it has a population of 34,418 people in 5,886 households.

Known to the Spaniards as Encoienda de Yguey, with two visitas - Parina and Caditaan. The present townsite of Magallanes is the, then, visita of Parina. With the approval of the Spanish colonial government, the town was founded on April 30, 1859, upon the initiative of Spanish abaca trader, Don Manuel de Castro. The name of the town was chosen in honor of the first circumnavigator of the world, Ferdinand Magellan.


De Castro, who was operating a astillero, became the first gobernadorcillo.

Magallanes became an independent parish on December 11, 1863.


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