Sabtang, Batanes

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Map of Batanes showing the location of Sabtang
Map of Batanes showing the location of Sabtang
Sabtang is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 20°20′N 121°52′E / 20.333°N 121.867°E / 20.333; 121.867Coordinates: 20°20′N 121°52′E / 20.333°N 121.867°E / 20.333; 121.867
Country Philippines
Province Batanes
District Lone District
Barangays 6
 • Mayor Maxilindo E. A. Babalo
 • Total 40.70 km2 (15.71 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,637
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3904
Dialing code 78
Income class 6th class

Sabtang is a sixth class municipality in the province of Batanes, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 1,465 people.[3]

Sabtang is the southernmost island municipality of the Batanes island group which is composed primarily of Sabtang Island, as well as two nearby smaller and uninhabited islands: Ivuhos and Dequey. The municipality is known for its lighthouse and the old stone houses of the Ivatan villages of Chavayan and Savidug. Like Batan Island to the north, Sabtang also has a few Mission-style churches and white sand beaches.


Sabtang is politically subdivided into 6 barangays.[2]

  • Chavayan
  • Malakdang (Pob.)
  • Nakanmuan
  • Savidug
  • Sinakan (Pob.)
  • Sumnanga


Population census of Sabtang
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 1,737 —    
1995 1,434 −3.53%
2000 1,678 +3.43%
2007 1,465 −1.85%
2010 1,637 +4.12%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

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  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: BATANES". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 3 February 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 3 February 2014. 

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