Danao, Cebu

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An aerial view of Danao City
An aerial view of Danao City
Map of Cebu showing the location of Danao City
Map of Cebu showing the location of Danao City
Danao is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°31′N 124°02′E / 10.517°N 124.033°E / 10.517; 124.033Coordinates: 10°31′N 124°02′E / 10.517°N 124.033°E / 10.517; 124.033
Country  Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu
Congr. district 5th district of Cebu
Cityhood June 7, 1961
Barangays 42
 • Mayor Ramon "Nito" Durano III (BAKUD (Liberal Party))
 • Total 107.30 km2 (41.43 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 119,252
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zone PHT (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6004
Dialing code 32
Income class 3rd Class
Website www.danaocity.gov.ph

Danao is a third class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 119,252 people.[3]

In 2005, Metro Cebu's definition was expanded to include Danao City, a leader in the gun industry, in the north and the municipalities of San Fernando and Carcar in the south.[4]


Danao City is administratively subdivided into 42 barangays:[2]

  • Baliang
  • Bayabas
  • Binaliw
  • Cabungahan
  • Cagat-Lamac
  • Cahumayan
  • Cambanay
  • Cambubho
  • Cogon-Cruz
  • Danasan
  • Dungga
  • Dunggo-an
  • Guinacot
  • Guinsay
  • Ibo
  • Langosig
  • Lawaan
  • Licos
  • Looc
  • Magtagobtob
  • Malapoc
  • Manlayag
  • Mantija
  • Masaba
  • Maslog
  • Nangka
  • Oguis
  • Pili
  • Poblacion
  • Quisol
  • Sabang
  • Sacsac
  • Sandayong Norte
  • Sandayong Sur
  • Santa Rosa
  • Santican
  • Sibacan
  • Suba
  • Taboc
  • Taytay
  • Togonon
  • Tuburan Sur


Population census of Danao
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 73,358 —    
1995 79,932 +1.62%
2000 98,781 +4.64%
2007 109,354 +1.41%
2010 119,252 +3.20%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Danao gun industry[edit]

Danao City is well known for its gun industry. The industry started around 1905-1906.[5] When World War II came, the Danao gunsmiths went underground, joined the guerrilla movement or were inducted into the USAFFE. Their main task was to re-chamber the Japanese Arisaka rifles to fit the US .30 caliber round or to keep the original Japanese rifle in good service.

The industry went on, still underground. In the 1960s, the term paltik was given to the homemade (and illegal) guns.[citation needed] In the early 1990s the industry was legalized by the government, with the creation of two organizations of local gunsmiths. The organization now left with proper permit is Workers League of Danao Multi-purpose Cooperative (World MPC), in Dungguan, Danao City.[6]

Danao City market
Danao City Public Market

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 April 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 8 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Sun.Star Cebu - RDC enlarges Metro Cebu
  5. ^ http://www.dausa.org/index.php?topic=history, accessed Oct. 6, 2007.
  6. ^ http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/ceb/2004/01/20/feat/danao.s.gunmakers.seek.government.aid.html

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