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Map of Cebu with Medellin highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||4th district of Cebu|
|Municipality||September 9, 1881|
|• Mayor||Ricardo R. Ramirez|
|• Total||73.19 km2 (28.26 sq mi)|
|• Density||680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PHT (UTC+8)|
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 Barangay Curva and 113 kilometres (70 mi) via barangay Luy-a. The town is bounded on the north by the municipality of DaanBantayan; on the south by the municipality of San Remigio and city of Bogo; on the east by the Camotes Sea and on the west by the Tañon Strait.
The municipality is geographically situated between coordinates 123° 52” and 123° 59” latitudes and 11° 12” and 11° 10” longitudes. Based on cadastral survey, the municipality of Medellin has a total land area of 7,382.33 hectares covering 19 barangays.
- Dalingding Sur
- Caputatan Norte
- Caputatan Sur
- Lamintak Norte
- Don Virgilio Gonzales
- Lamintak Sur
The name Medellin is of Spanish origin which can be traced to a city with the same name in the province of Bajadoz, in the Extremadura Region in Spain. As a historical background, Medellin became a municipality by virtue of a royal decree promulgated by Queen Isabel of Spain on September 9, 1881.
Medellin was formerly part of the town of Daanbantayan. As a town, it started with 3 barangays only, namely; Kawit and Buenavista in the west coast, and Tindog in the east coast. Kawit, being the biggest and 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 in transporting their goods to and from Buenavista. A distance away south of Buenavista, there was a place called Tawagan which was later found out as the projected and 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|
At present, the Medellin elected officials are as follows:
- Ricardo R. Ramirez - Municipal Mayor
- Juan Alfonso Lim - Municipal Vice Mayor
- Joevenus Inot - SB Member
- Dioscoro Suan - SB Member
- Benjie Ygot - SB Member
- Horacio Franco - SB Member
- Conrado Mangubat - SB Member
- Rolando N. Pedroza - SB Member
- Joseph Dublin - SB Member
- Jose Mari Osmeña - SB Member
- Leonardo V. Montilla - Liga President
- Kendrick Allen Lim - SKF President
List of former municipal heads
Capitans during the Spanish period:
Presidents during the American period:
- "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|