Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay
Map of Zamboanga Sibugay with Tungawan highlighted
|Region||Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)|
|District||2nd District of Zamboanga Sibugay|
|Founded||May 24, 1960|
|• Mayor||Randy A. Climaco|
|• Total||473.28 km2 (182.73 sq mi)|
|• Density||86/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Income class||2nd class|
Tungawan is a second class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines, about 119 kilometres (74 mi) from Zamboanga City. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 40,552 people. It has an area of 47,328 hectares (116,950 acres) of land, the largest in the province, as well as 15,236 hectares (37,650 acres) of coastal waters.
It was declared as a Municipality on May 24, 1959, and started functioning as an LGU on January 29, 1961, by virtue of Executive Order No. 395. Its name was coined from the minute leech generally known as “tungaw” of the Hirudo family.
Tungawan's economy is primarily based on agriculture, producing rubber, coconut, corn, rice, and seaweeds. It is home to the 880 hectares Bangaan Marine Sanctuary at Barangays Linguisan and Tigbucay.
- Datu Tumanggong
- Libertad (Pob.)
- Little Margos
- Lower Tungawan
- San Isidro
- San Pedro
- San Vicente
- Santo Niño
- Upper Tungawan
|Population census of Tungawan|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
- "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 12 May 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
- "Province: ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
- "Executive Order No. 395: Creating the Municipalities of Tungawan and Titay in the Province of Zamboanga Del Sur". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office. May 24, 1959. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
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