Labason, Zamboanga del Norte

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Labason
Municipality
Nickname(s): Fresh fish capital of Zanorte;
Motto: Abante Labason
Map of Zamboanga del Norte with Labason highlighted
Map of Zamboanga del Norte with Labason highlighted
Labason is located in Philippines
Labason
Labason
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 08°04′N 122°31′E / 8.067°N 122.517°E / 8.067; 122.517Coordinates: 08°04′N 122°31′E / 8.067°N 122.517°E / 8.067; 122.517
Country Philippines
Region Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
Province Zamboanga del Norte
District 3rd district of Zamboanga del Norte
Founded August 12, 1947
Barangays 20
Government[1]
 • Mayor Eddie Quimbo (LP)
 • Vice mayor Virgilio Go
Area[2]
 • Total 169.58 km2 (65.48 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 40,375
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7119
Dialing code 65
Income class 2nd class

Labason is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 40,375 people.[3]

Labason's commercial buildings have improved over the past years.

History[edit]

In 1959, the sitios of Bacong, Gabong, Pitawe and Banga-an were constituted into the barrio of Pitawe.[4]

Barangays[edit]

Labason is politically subdivided into 20 barangays.[2]

  • Antonino (Pob.)
  • Balas
  • Bobongan
  • Dansalan
  • Gabu
  • Gil Sanchez
  • Imelda
  • Immaculada
  • Kipit
  • La Union
  • Lapatan
  • Lawagan
  • Lawigan
  • Lopoc (Pob.)
  • Malintuboan
  • New Salvacion
  • Osukan
  • Patawag
  • San Isidro
  • Ubay

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Labason
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 24,994 —    
1995 28,515 +2.50%
2000 33,528 +3.53%
2007 40,420 +2.61%
2010 40,375 −0.04%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 12 May 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 11 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 11 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "R.A. No. 2104, An Act Creating the Barrio of Pitawe in the Municipality of Labason, Province of Zamboanga Del Norte". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-13. 

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