Mambajao

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Mambajao
Municipality
Mambajao, viewed from Mt. Hibok-hibok
Mambajao, viewed from Mt. Hibok-hibok
Map of Camiguin with Mambajao highlighted
Map of Camiguin with Mambajao highlighted
Mambajao is located in Philippines
Mambajao
Mambajao
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°15′N 124°43′E / 9.250°N 124.717°E / 9.250; 124.717Coordinates: 09°15′N 124°43′E / 9.250°N 124.717°E / 9.250; 124.717
Country Philippines
Region Northern Mindanao (Region X)
Province Camiguin
District Lone district
Founded July 6, 1855
Barangays 15
Government[1]
 • Mayor Maria Luisa D. Romualdo (NPC)
 • Vice Mayor Roldan A. Chan (NPC)
Area[2]
 • Total 89.00 km2 (34.36 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 36,435
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9100
Dialing code 88

Mambajao is a third class municipality in the province of Camiguin, Philippines. It is the capital and largest municipality of Camiguin.[2] According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 36,435 people.[3]

History[edit]

In 1855, Mambajao was proclaimed as a municipality.

In 1942, the Japanese forces landed in the capital town of Mambajao, Camiguin.

In 1945, the Filipino forces of the 6th and 10th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army landed on the beaches of the capital town of Mambajao, and liberated the province from the Japanese Imperial forces in World War II during the Battle of Camiguin.

Barangays[edit]

Mambajao is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[2][4]

  • Agoho
  • Anito
  • Balbagon
  • Baylao
  • Benhaan
  • Bug-ong
  • Kuguita
  • Magting
  • Naasag
  • Pandan
  • Poblacion
  • Soro-soro
  • Tagdo
  • Tupsan
  • Yumbing
  • Umycco

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Mambajao
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 25,207 —    
1995 27,770 +1.83%
2000 30,809 +2.25%
2007 35,308 +1.90%
2010 36,435 +1.15%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Province: Camiguin". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 30 January 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 30 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Political subdivisions of Mambajao - Mambajao Official Website
  5. ^ "Province of Camiguin". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 

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