Map of Sarangani with Kiamba highlighted
|Region||SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)|
|• Mayor||Raul C. Martinez|
|• Total||328.68 km2 (126.90 sq mi)|
|• Density||170/km2 (430/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Income class||1st class|
As of 2010, Kiamba has a total voting population of 35,240 voters.
Kiamba celebrate their Timpuyog Festival and Foundation Anniversary every February 14.
- Datu Dani
- Kling (Lumit)
|Population census of Kiamba|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
Majority of the population speak Cebuano although early settlers were of Ilocano origin. There are a lot of Moro people (Sangil and Maguindanaon) who settles in the area long before the Christians from Luzon came. One of the indigenous peoples living in mountainous areas of Kiamba is known as T'boli.
The economy of Kiamba is largely based on agriculture with vast ricefields surrounding the municipality. Aqua-culture is the second biggest income earner, notably the culture of milkfish and shrimps (locally called "sugpo" or "lukon") for export. Also, coastal communities depend on deep-sea fishing as a primary livelihood.
The Timpuyog festival celebrates the town's foundation anniversary. Timpuyog is an Ilocano word for unity, and the festival includes tribal shows and carnaval.
Visitors attractions include:
- Waterfalls in lush rainforests
- Short, narrow roads lined with Japanese era houses
- Tuka Marine Park, a protected area where fishing is banned. It has four protected coves and only one (Tuka 2) is open to the public. The site has coral formations.
- Beaches of Kiamba
- "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
- "Province: SARANGANI". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Kiamba - Official Website
- Philippine Census Information
- Local Governance Performance Management System
- Tourism Article By Rene Venenzuela, Manila Bulletin
||Lake Sebu, South Cotabato||T'Boli, South Cotabato|