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Map of Cebu with Medellin highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||4th district of Cebu|
|Municipality||9 September 1881|
|Barangay||19 (see § Barangays)|
|• Mayor||Ricardo R. Ramirez (NUP)|
|• Vice Mayor||Juan Alfonso Lim|
|• Total||73.19 km2 (28.26 sq mi)|
|• Density||680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PHT (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)32|
|Income class||2nd class|
The municipality of Medellin is one of the nine municipalities comprising the 4th Congressional District of Cebu Province. It is approximately 120 kilometres (75 mi) north from Cebu City via brgy Curva and 113 kilometres (70 mi) via brgy Luy-a. The town is bounded on the north by Daanbantayan; on the south by San Remigio and Bogo; on the east by the Camotes Sea and on the west by the Tañon Strait.
Based on cadastral survey, the municipality of Medellin has a total land area of 73.82 km2 (28.50 sq mi).
- Dalingding Sur
- Caputatan Norte
- Caputatan Sur
- Lamintak Norte
- Don Virgilio Gonzales
- Lamintak Sur
The name Medellin is of Spanish origin and refers to the city with the same name in the Badajoz province of Extremadura in Spain. Medellin became a municipality by royal decree of Queen Isabel II of Spain on September 9, 1881.
Medellin was formerly part of Daanbantayan. As a town, it started with only 3 barangays, namely; Kawit and Buenavista on the west coast, and Tindog on the east coast. Kawit, being the biggest and most progressive barangay at that time, became the first seat of government. But because of its deep shore water, the area was prone to pirates. As a consequence, the seat of government was then transferred to Buenavista (Daanlungsod). However, in view of its shallow shore water, traders and merchants found it difficult to transport their wares to and from Buenavista. A distance away south of Buenavista, there was a place called Tawagan which was an ideal site for trade and commerce. When the seat of government was transferred to Tawagan, the new poblacion was then called Medellin.
|Population census of Medellin|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
- "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
- "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
|Santa Fe / Visayan Sea||Camotes Sea|
|San Remigio||Bogo City|