Cataingan, Masbate

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Cataingan
Municipality
Map of Masbate with Cataingan highlighted
Map of Masbate with Cataingan highlighted
Cataingan is located in Philippines
Cataingan
Cataingan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°00′N 123°59′E / 12.000°N 123.983°E / 12.000; 123.983Coordinates: 12°00′N 123°59′E / 12.000°N 123.983°E / 12.000; 123.983
Country Philippines
Region Bicol (Region V)
Province Masbate
District 3rd district
Barangays 36
Government[1]
 • Mayor Wilton T. Kho
Area[2]
 • Total 191.64 km2 (73.99 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 49,078
 • Density 260/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code 5405
Dialing code 56

Cataingan is a second class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines, about 77 kilometres (48 mi) southeast of Masbate City. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 49,078 people.[3] Cataingan is one of the municipalities and cities of Masbate where Cebuano is the indigenous language.

In 1948, Placer, then a barrio of this town, was separated as a town by virtue of Republic Act No. 292, passed June 16, 1948.[4] Three years later, in 1951, the barrios of Limbuhan, Guindawahan, Palho, Casabangan, Salvacion, Alegria, Tanke, Bundukan, Bugtong, and Cabangrayan were separated from Cataingan and created into the town of Limbuhan.[5]

Barangays[edit]

Cataingan is politically subdivided into 36 barangays.[2]

  • Abaca
  • Aguada
  • Badiang
  • Bagumbayan
  • Cadulawan
  • Cagbatang
  • Chimenea
  • Concepcion
  • Curvada
  • Divisoria
  • Domorog
  • Estampar
  • Gahit
  • Libtong
  • Liong
  • Maanahao
  • Madamba
  • Malobago
  • Matayum
  • Matubinao
  • Mintac
  • Nadawisan
  • Osmeña
  • Pawican
  • Pitogo
  • Poblacion
  • Quezon
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • San Pedro
  • San Rafael
  • Santa Teresita
  • Santo Niño
  • Tagboan
  • Tuybo
  • Villa Pogado

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Cataingan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 39,496 —    
1995 42,065 +1.19%
2000 46,593 +2.22%
2007 48,827 +0.65%
2010 49,078 +0.19%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Masbate". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  3. ^ 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 20 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "An act creating the municipality of Placer in the province of Masbate". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  5. ^ "An Act Creating the Municipality of Limbuhan in the Province of Masbate". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  6. ^ "Province of Masbate". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 

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