Polanco, Zamboanga del Norte

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Polanco
Municipality
Nickname(s): Marang capital of the philippines
Motto: Uswag Polanco
Map of Zamboanga del Norte with Polanco highlighted
Map of Zamboanga del Norte with Polanco highlighted
Polanco is located in Philippines
Polanco
Polanco
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 08°32′N 123°22′E / 8.533°N 123.367°E / 8.533; 123.367Coordinates: 08°32′N 123°22′E / 8.533°N 123.367°E / 8.533; 123.367
Country Philippines
Region Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
Province Zamboanga del Norte
District 1st district of Zamboanga del Norte
Founded August 22, 1951
Barangays 30
Government[1]
 • Mayor Roberto T. Uy Jr.
Area[2]
 • Total 206.88 km2 (79.88 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 37,472
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7106
Dialing code 65
Income class 3rd class

Polanco is a third class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 37,472 people.[3]

Most of land of Polanco was owned by the influential family of Realiza, led by Don Gaudencio N. Realiza during the times of American regime in the Philippines. The present land they own are large parts of Labrador (Prinda), Bethlehem, Dansullan, Guinles, Macleodes, New Sicayab, New Lebangon, Sianib, and Obay.

Barangays[edit]

Polanco is politically subdivided into 30 barangays.[2] Lingasad, Silawe, Isis, and Loboc (present-day San Miguel) became barrios in 1954.[4]

In 1955, the sitios of Prenda, Balangbang, Marantaw, Tamsi, Serabang Gamay and Serabang Daku became barrio Prenda, while sitios of Bandera, Pian, Biga-an, Upper Genatulan, Lower Sinaman and Miasi became barrio Bandera.[5]

In 1957, the sitios of Dilawa, Desin, Lambog, Gumatob, Boboringan, Tubongon, Debolok, Tiaman, Guintom, Lower Disoy, and New Tipan were converted into the barrio of Milad.[6]

  • Anastacio
  • Bandera
  • Bethlehem
  • Dangi
  • Dansullan
  • De Venta Perla
  • Guinles
  • Isis
  • Labrador (Prinda)
  • Lapayanbaja
  • Letapan
  • Linabo
  • Lingasad
  • Macleodes
  • Magangon
  • Maligaya
  • Milad
  • New Lebangon
  • New Sicayab
  • Obay
  • Pian
  • Poblacion North
  • Poblacion South
  • San Antonio (Paetan)
  • San Miguel (Loboc)
  • San Pedro
  • Santo Niño (Lantoy)
  • Sianib
  • Silawe
  • Villahermosa

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Polanco
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 27,916 —    
1995 31,700 +2.41%
2000 34,557 +1.87%
2007 36,376 +0.71%
2010 37,472 +1.09%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 12 May 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  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 11 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "An Act to Create the Barrios of Lingasad, Silawe, Isis, and Loboc in the Municipality of Polanco, Province of Zamboanga Del Norte". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-11. 
  5. ^ "An Act Converting into Barrios Certain Sitios in the Province of Zamboanga Del Norte". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  6. ^ "An Act Creating the Barrio of Milad, Municipality of Polanco, Province of Zamboanga Del Norte". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 

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