Palanas, Masbate

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Palanas
Municipality
Official seal of Palanas
Seal
Map of Masbate with Palanas highlighted
Map of Masbate with Palanas highlighted
Palanas is located in Philippines
Palanas
Palanas
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°09′N 123°55′E / 12.150°N 123.917°E / 12.150; 123.917Coordinates: 12°09′N 123°55′E / 12.150°N 123.917°E / 12.150; 123.917
Country Philippines
Region Bicol (Region V)
Province Masbate
District 3rd district
Founded 1951
Barangays
Government[1]
 • Mayor Rudy Alvarez Sr.
Area[2]
 • Total 171.10 km2 (66.06 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 25,501
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code 5404
Dialing code 56

Palanas is a fourth class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 25,501 people.[3]

Palanas was created in 1951 from the barrios of Palanas, Nipa, Nabangig, Banco, Pina, Maanahao, Salvacion, Antipolo, Malatawan, Intusan, Miabas, San Antonio, Libtong, Malibas, Sta. Cruz, Bontod and Cabil-isan of Dimasalang.[4]

Barangays[edit]

Palanas is politically subdivided into 24 barangays.[2]

  • Antipolo
  • Banco
  • Biga-a
  • Bontod
  • Buenasuerte
  • Intusan
  • Jose A. Abenir Sr. (Libtong)
  • Maanahao
  • Mabini
  • Malibas
  • Maravilla
  • Matugnao
  • Miabas
  • Nabangig
  • Nipa
  • Parina
  • Piña
  • Poblacion
  • Salvacion
  • San Antonio
  • San Carlos
  • San Isidro
  • Santa Cruz
  • Malatawan

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Palanas
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 21,763 —    
1995 23,580 +1.51%
2000 24,666 +0.97%
2007 24,830 +0.09%
2010 25,501 +0.98%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Masbate". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "An Act Creating the Municipality of Palanas in the Province of Masbate". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  5. ^ "Province of Masbate". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 

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