Candelaria, Zambales

                 Candelaria is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 24,243 people in 4,321 households.

                It is nestled at the foot of Zambales Range in the east and lies along coastline of the South China Sea in the west, with a total land area of 437.6 km² (169.0 sq mi). Candelaria is the third-largest town in terms of land area in Zambales. This municipality is known for its Uacon Lake, the cleanest lake in Central Luzon, and for its numerous beach resorts.

               During the pre-Spanish era, Candelaria was unsettled forest land. It was then a sitio of Masinloc, one of the oldest towns of Zambales. Settlement by Sambal from other parts of Masinloc, who found Candelaria an ideal location to live, played an important role in how this sitio became a town separate from Masinloc in 1870.
               The name of the town could have come from the name of the wife of the first Alcalde Mayor, who named the town after her as a birthday gift. There was also a story that the Spanish first saw many candles in this place and called it Candle-Area, a place of many candles; this story is anachronistic,.. As the years passed, it was customarily called Candelaria.

  • Babancal
  • Binabalian
  • Catol
  • Dampay
  • Lauis
  • Libertador
  • Malabon (San Roque)
  • Malimanga
  • Pamibian
  • Panayonan
  • Pinagrealan
  • Poblacion
  • Sinabacan
  • Taposo
  • Uacon
  • Yamot

*It is known for its beautiful beaches

Uacon, Lake

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