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Barangka
Barangka
Barangka
Coordinates: 14°37′47″N 121°4′49″E / 14.62972°N 121.08028°E / 14.62972; 121.08028Coordinates: 14°37′47″N 121°4′49″E / 14.62972°N 121.08028°E / 14.62972; 121.08028
CountryPhilippines
RegionNational Capital Region
CityMarikina
District1st Legislative district of Marikina
Government
 • TypeBarangay
 • Punong BarangayRonnie Tiburcio
Population
 (2015)
 • Total18,504
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
Postal Code
1803
Area code(s)02

Barangka is one of sixteen barangays in Marikina, Philippines and one of the barangays in 1st district of Marikina. It is also one of the oldest barangay founded in Marikina.

Barangka is the main passageway between Quezon City and Marikina, and a gateway between Quezon City and Rizal Province. It is located along the southwestern border of Marikina, it is bordered on the west by Loyola Heights in Quezon City; to the south by Barangays Industrial Valley and Calumpang in Marikina; to the east by Barangay Tañong in Marikina; and to the north by Loyola Grand Villas.

On its south portion lies the Marikina River where the Marikina River Park and Riverbanks Center is located. Barangka is surrounded by universities, shopping malls, industrial zones and transportation hubs. Barangka is also accessible to major commercial and business areas, such as Araneta Center, Eastwood City and Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City via Aurora Boulevard, and Ortigas Center and Makati Central Business District via Marcos Highway-C5 Road Interchange.

Riverbanks Center at night
Riverbanks Center at night

History

Barangka takes its name from the Spanish word for "canyon", barranca, it means a steep or ravine. The area of Barangay Barangka is considered one of the earliest historical origins of Marikina when the Augustinians and Jesuits arrived in the area called chorrillo, a small stream located in the area (now called Chorillo, a known street located in this barangay). Along with former Parang and Nangka, the former sitio was elevated to barangay by virtue of Republic Act No. 2601, which was enacted on June 21, 1959.

Geography

Barangka lies on the foothills of Quezon City and also over the West Valley fault systems. The area has a total of 116.96 hectares and the population is 27,805, which is the densest population in Marikina. On its south portion lies the Marikina River which located Riverbanks Center. It is located along the western border of Marikina, it is bordered on the west by Loyola Heights in Quezon City; to the south by Barangays Industrial Valley and Calumpang in Marikina; to the east by Barangay Tañong in Marikina; and to the north by Loyola Grand Villas.

Miscellaneous

Largest pair of shoes displayed at Riverbanks Mall
Largest pair of shoes displayed at Riverbanks Mall
Riverbanks Arcade Building
Riverbanks Arcade Building
Plaza Delos Kapitanes
Plaza Delos Kapitanes
Barangka Elementary School and Barangka National High School
Barangka Elementary School and Barangka National High School
Riverland Express inside Riverbanks Center
Riverland Express inside Riverbanks Center
Manila Line 2 over the Marikina River
Manila Line 2 over the Marikina River
Barangay Hall, a community center
Barangay Hall, a community center

Villages and subdivisions

Community facilities

Landmarks and buildings

Schools

Churches

Roads

Major roads

Primary streets

Bridges and overpasses

See also