Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay

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Tungawan
Municipality
Map of Zamboanga Sibugay with Tungawan highlighted
Map of Zamboanga Sibugay with Tungawan highlighted
Tungawan is located in Philippines
Tungawan
Tungawan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 07°30′N 122°22′E / 7.500°N 122.367°E / 7.500; 122.367Coordinates: 07°30′N 122°22′E / 7.500°N 122.367°E / 7.500; 122.367
Country Philippines
Region Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
Province Zamboanga Sibugay
District 2nd District of Zamboanga Sibugay
Founded May 24, 1960
Barangays 25
Government[1]
 • Mayor Randy A. Climaco
Area[2]
 • Total 473.28 km2 (182.73 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 40,552
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7018
Dialing code 62
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.[3] 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.[4] 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.

Barangays[edit]

Tungawan is politically subdivided into 25 barangays.[2]

  • Baluran
  • Batungan
  • Cayamcam
  • Datu Tumanggong
  • Gaycon
  • Langon
  • Libertad (Pob.)
  • Linguisan
  • Little Margos
  • Loboc
  • Looc-labuan
  • Lower Tungawan
  • Malungon
  • Masao
  • San Isidro
  • San Pedro
  • San Vicente
  • Santo Niño
  • Sisay
  • Taglibas
  • Tigbanuang
  • Tigbucay
  • Tigpalay
  • Timbabauan
  • Upper Tungawan

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Tungawan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 26,005 —    
1995 28,552 +1.77%
2000 33,194 +3.28%
2007 37,588 +1.73%
2010 40,552 +2.80%
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 5 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 5 August 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 5 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "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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