Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte

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Map of Zamboanga del Norte showing the location of Tampilisan
Map of Zamboanga del Norte showing the location of Tampilisan
Tampilisan is located in Philippines
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 8°01′N 122°41′E / 8.017°N 122.683°E / 8.017; 122.683Coordinates: 8°01′N 122°41′E / 8.017°N 122.683°E / 8.017; 122.683
Country  Philippines
Region Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
Province Zamboanga del Norte
District 3rd District of Zamboanga del Norte
Barangays 20
 • Total 169.28 km2 (65.36 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 23,056
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Income class 4th class town

Tampilisan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 23,056 people in 4,861 households.

The municipality was once a barangay of the Municipality of Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte province, Philippines. It is located in the southernmost tip of the Province of Zamboanga Del Norte along the boundary line of Zamboanga Sibugay, traverse by the national highway to Zamboanga City. The municipality has a distance of 152 kilometers from Dipolog City, the capital of the province.

The name Tampilisan originated from a tree called "Tampilis". This tree is about one (1) to three (3) meters in height, belongs to the palm family. Its sturdy part when split was used by the natives, Subanen, as a substitute for betel nuts. Since this tree were abundant in the area, the place thus called by the native as "TAMPILISAN".

In the early part of 1978, because of the concentration of population and potentials of the area and through consultation of the local leaders, Assemblyman Guardson Lood filed a bill in the Interim Batasang Pambansa, Batas Pambansa Bilang 14 an "Act Creating the Municipality of Tampilisan".

The newly created municipality originally comprised seven barangays: Poblacion, Cabong, Galingon, Situbo, Lawasan, Molos, and New Dapitan, with the Poblacion as the seat of the municipal government. Today, the Municipality of Tampilisan has grown to twenty barangays: the seven preceding barangays plus thirteen more barangays: Sandayong, Tilubog, Tininggaan, Tubod, Balacbaan, Banbanan, ZNAC, Camul, New Barili, Sto. Niño, Farmington, Lumbayao, and Malila T. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 19,536 people in 3,881 households.


Tampilisan is politically subdivided into 20 barangays.

  • Balacbaan
  • Banbanan
  • New Barili
  • Cabong
  • Camul
  • Farmington
  • Galingon
  • Lawaan
  • Lumbayao
  • Malila-T
  • Molos
  • New Dapitan
  • Poblacion (Tampilisan)
  • Sandayong
  • Santo Niño
  • Situbo
  • Tilubog
  • Tininggaan
  • Tubod
  • Zanac


Population census of Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 14,665 —    
1995 17,732 +3.87%
2000 19,536 +1.96%
2007 21,671 +1.49%
2010 23,056 +2.09%
Source: National Statistics Office[1]


  1. ^ "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 

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