Ramon Magsaysay, Zamboanga del Sur

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Ramon Magsaysay
Municipality
Map of Zamboanga del Sur with Ramon Magsaysay highlighted
Map of Zamboanga del Sur with Ramon Magsaysay highlighted
Ramon Magsaysay is located in Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay
Ramon Magsaysay
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 08°00′N 123°29′E / 8.000°N 123.483°E / 8.000; 123.483Coordinates: 08°00′N 123°29′E / 8.000°N 123.483°E / 8.000; 123.483
Country Philippines
Region Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
Province Zamboanga del Sur
District 1st district of Zamboanga del Sur
Founded February 13, 1957
Barangays 27
Government[1]
 • Mayor Leonilo D. Borinaga Sr.
Area[2]
 • Total 113.70 km2 (43.90 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 26,194
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7024
Dialing code 62
Income class 4th class

Ramon Magsaysay is a fourth class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 26,194 people.[3]

The municipality was formed on February 13, 1957, out of 23 barrios of the Municipality of Aurora, and was originally called Liargao. It was renamed after Philippine president Ramon Magsaysay who created the municipality by virtue of Executive Order Number 239.[4] Republic Act Number 2788 marked the renaming of Liargao to Ramon Magsaysay on June 19, 1960.[5]

Barangays[edit]

Ramon Magsaysay is politically subdivided into 27 barangays.[2]

  • Bagong Opon
  • Bambong Daku
  • Bambong Diut
  • Bobongan
  • Campo IV
  • Campo V
  • Caniangan
  • Dipalusan
  • Eastern Bobongan
  • Esperanza
  • Gapasan
  • Katipunan
  • Kauswagan
  • Lower Sambulawan
  • Mabini
  • Magsaysay
  • Malating
  • Paradise
  • Pasingkalan
  • Poblacion
  • San Fernando
  • Santo Rosario
  • Sapa Anding
  • Sinaguing
  • Switch
  • Upper Laperian
  • Wakat

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Ramon Magsaysay
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 21,065 —    
1995 22,795 +1.49%
2000 23,323 +0.49%
2007 25,321 +1.14%
2010 26,194 +1.24%
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 22 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  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 16 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Executive Order No. 239: Creating the Municipality of Liargo in the Province of Zamboanga del Sur". Official Gazette. Manila, Philippines: Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office. February 13, 1957. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Republic Act No. 2788 - An Act Changing the Name of the Municipality of Liargao in the Province of Zamboanga del Sur to Ramon Magsaysay". Philippine Laws, Statutes & Codes. Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. June 19, 1960. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 

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