Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay

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Kabasalan
Municipality
Map of Zamboanga Sibugay with Kabasalan highlighted
Map of Zamboanga Sibugay with Kabasalan highlighted
Kabasalan is located in Philippines
Kabasalan
Kabasalan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 07°49′N 122°49′E / 7.817°N 122.817°E / 7.817; 122.817Coordinates: 07°49′N 122°49′E / 7.817°N 122.817°E / 7.817; 122.817
Country Philippines
Region Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
Province Zamboanga Sibugay
District 2nd District of Zamboanga Sibugay
Founded 1917
Barangays 29
Government[1]
 • Mayor George Cainglet
Area[2]
 • Total 289.20 km2 (111.66 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 41,421
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7005
Dialing code 62
Income class 2nd class

Kabasalan is a second-class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines.[4] According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 41,421 people.[3]

Barangays[edit]

Kabasalan is politically subdivided into 29 barangays.[4]

  • Banker
  • Bolo Battalion
  • Buayan
  • Cainglet
  • Calapan
  • Calubihan (F.L.Pena)
  • Concepcion (Balungis)
  • Diampak
  • Dipala
  • Gacbusan
  • Goodyear
  • Lacnapan
  • Little Baguio
  • Lumbayao
  • Nazareth
  • Palinta
  • Penaranda
  • Poblacion
  • Riverside (Salipyasin)
  • Sanghanan
  • Santa Cruz
  • Sayao
  • Shiolan
  • Simbol
  • Sininan
  • Tamin
  • Tampilisan
  • Tigbangagan
  • Timuay Danda (Mangahas)

History[edit]

The first inhabitants of the place are of Subanen origin. Kabasalan comes from the word basal, meaning to play the agung, a musical instrument which is a favorite pastime of the Subanon. It was during the old times that the whole peninsula was resonating with the sound of that instrument. Every Subanen family owns a set of the instrument.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Kabasalan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 32,323 —    
1995 34,483 +1.22%
2000 37,619 +1.88%
2007 40,169 +0.91%
2010 41,421 +1.12%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Media[edit]

Kabasalan and its neighboring towns is being served by Flash-FM 91.3 MHz and Countryside Cable Television, Inc.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 12 May 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Province: ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  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 5 August 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Philippine Standard Geographic Code listing for Kabasalan - National Statistical Coordination Board

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