Jimenez, Misamis Occidental
Map of Misamis Occidental showing the location of Jimenez
|Region||Northern Mindanao (Region X)|
|Founded||April 7, 1900|
|• Mayor||Rosario Kais Balais|
|• Total||81.43 km2 (31.44 sq mi)|
|• Density||310/km2 (800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Population census of Jimenez, Misamis Occidental|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
Jimenez is politically subdivided into 24 barangays.
- Matugas Alto
- Matugas Bajo
- Naga (Pob.)
- Nacional (Pob.)
- Rizal (Pob.)
- San Isidro
- Santa Cruz (Pob.)
- Sinara Alto
- Sinara Bajo
- Taraka (Pob.)
The Municipality of Jimenez is one of the nine original towns of Misamis Occidental. LEGISLATIVE Act no. 3537 passed on November 2, 1929 divided the old province of Misamis into Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental.
The Occidental comprised the original nine towns of Baliangao, Lopez Jaena, Tudela, Clarin, Plaridel, Oroquieta, Aloran, Jimenez, and Misamis. The original nine municipalities of the province of Misamis Occidental grew into the present three cities of Ozamiz, Oroquieta, and Tangub and the 14 municipalities of Aloran, Baliangao, Bonifacio, Calamba, Clarin, Concepcion, Don Victoriano, Jimenez, Lopez Jaena, Panaon, Plaridel, Sapang Dalaga, Sinacaban, and Tudela, with a total of 490 barangays.
Today, Jimenez is one of the fast growing town in Misamis Occidental.
Jimenez has three major high schools including School of Saint John the Baptist, Jimenez Bethel Institute, and a public high school located in barangay Corrales.
Within the predominantly Catholic town lies the Church of Saint John the Baptist which is one of the oldest monuments in the Philippines. Many Jimeneznons live outside the country (such as the United States) but have retained close ties to the town, with "balikbayans" offering community service and philanthropy, and others taking up residence upon retirement abroad.
- "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- 2000 Philippine Census Information
- Local Governance Performance Management System