THE MUNICIPALITY OF NARRA
Province of Palawan, Philippines
The municipality of Narra is strategically located in Southern Palawan, 96 kilometers away from Puerto Princesa City; it belongs to the “Agri-Business and Eco-Adventure Tourism Investment Zone of Palawan”, and serves as the zone’s center of agricultural, trading, commercial and tourism activities.
Narra is dubbed as the “Tiger Municipality of Palawan” with its vast natural resources, and unique geographical configuration that is suited for diverse economic activities. Its vast mountain ranges feed the rivers and streams that bring the water of life to the plains that grow the agricultural products; Its mangroves and seas abound with marine resources; mineral deposits are hidden underneath grounds; its mountains, rivers and falls, islands and beaches are beckoning to investors to engage in tourism industry.
Where is Narra, Palawan?
The total land area of the municipality is 83.229.84 hectares which is 3.18% of the total land area of the province of Palawan. Included in the mainland territory of Narra is nine (9) other islands namely Arena, Rasa, Emelina, Linda, Gitana, Bengawan (Taru), Temple (Banking), Pangasinan (George) and PulawTalam (Cudil).
Narra is subdivided into twenty three (23) barangays; fourteen (14) of these barangays are located in the coastal area engaged mainly in fishing. The rest of the nine (9) barangays are devoted in agriculture. It has total of 125 puroks/zones.
The eastern part of Narra is coastal plain. It is gently sloping from 0 degree to 03 degrees. It is devoted for coconut plantation, settlement and open area. It covers 6,199 hectares equivalent to 7% of the total land area of Narra.
Going west at the middle part of the municipality is the agricultural land. It is moderately sloping from 04 degrees to 18 degrees. It covers 30,596 hectares equivalent to 37% of the total land area of Narra.
Way up in the western portion of the municipality is steeply mountainous with slope of 19 degrees to 50 degrees. This is mainly forest land covering 45,436 hectares equivalent to 56% of the total land area of Narra.
Climate and Temperature
The climate in Narra is highly favorable to agriculture. The rainy season starts on May and continue up to February. Dry season is experienced during the month of March and April. The temperature varies depending upon the terrain and vegetation.