Palanas, Masbate

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Palanas
Municipality
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 24
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". 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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