Balabac, Palawan

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Balabac
Municipality
Map of Palawan with Balabac highlighted
Map of Palawan with Balabac highlighted
Balabac is located in Philippines
Balabac
Balabac
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 07°59′N 117°03′E / 7.983°N 117.050°E / 7.983; 117.050Coordinates: 07°59′N 117°03′E / 7.983°N 117.050°E / 7.983; 117.050
Country Philippines
Region MIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
Province Palawan
Congr. district 2nd district
Founded 1957
Barangays 20
Government[1]
 • Mayor Shuaib J. Astami
Area[2]
 • Total 581.60 km2 (224.56 sq mi)
Highest elevation[3] 569 m (1,867 ft)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total 35,758
 • Density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code 5307
Dialing code 48
Cape Melville Lighthouse on the southern point of Balabac Island, circa 1892.

Balabac is a seconnd class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines, off the southern end of Palawan Island. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 35,758 people.[4]

The municipality consists of some 30 islands, the largest of which are Balabac (07°57′N 117°01′E / 7.950°N 117.017°E / 7.950; 117.017), Bancalan (08°15′N 117°06′E / 8.250°N 117.100°E / 8.250; 117.100), Bugsuk (08°15′N 117°18′E / 8.250°N 117.300°E / 8.250; 117.300), Mantangule (08°10′N 117°10′E / 8.167°N 117.167°E / 8.167; 117.167), Pandanan (08°17′N 117°13′E / 8.283°N 117.217°E / 8.283; 117.217), and Ramos (08°06′N 117°02′E / 8.100°N 117.033°E / 8.100; 117.033). The islands are notable for its uncommon indigenous plant and animal species, such as the nocturnal Philippine mouse-deer (or Pilandok).[3]

History[edit]

Balabac was converted from a municipal district to a full-pledged municipality in 1957.[5]

Barangays[edit]

Balabac is politically subdivided into 20 barangays:[2]

  • Agutayan
  • Bugsuk (New Cagayancillo)
  • Bancalaan
  • Indalawan
  • Catagupan
  • Malaking Ilog
  • Mangsee
  • Melville
  • Pandanan
  • Pasig
  • Rabor
  • Ramos
  • Salang
  • Sebaring
  • Poblacion I
  • Poblacion II
  • Poblacion III
  • Poblacion IV
  • Poblacion V
  • Poblacion VI

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Balabac
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 20,056 —    
1995 21,677 +1.57%
2000 25,257 +3.10%
2007 29,622 +2.30%
2010 35,758 +6.48%
Source: National Statistics Office[4][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: PALAWAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Balabac". Provincial Government of Palawan. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "R.A. No. 2022, An Act Converting the Municipal District of Balabac, Province of Palawan, into a Regular Municipality". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-13. 
  6. ^ "Province of Palawan". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 

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