Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur

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Aurora
Municipality
Official seal of Aurora
Seal
Map of Zamboanga del Sur with Aurora highlighted
Map of Zamboanga del Sur with Aurora highlighted
Aurora is located in Philippines
Aurora
Aurora
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 07°57′N 123°35′E / 7.950°N 123.583°E / 7.950; 123.583Coordinates: 07°57′N 123°35′E / 7.950°N 123.583°E / 7.950; 123.583
Country Philippines
Region Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
Province Zamboanga del Sur
District 1st district of Zamboanga del Sur
Founded August 22, 1942
Barangays 44
Government[1]
 • Mayor Enrique J. Cabahug (Liberal Party)
Area[2]
 • Total 180.95 km2 (69.87 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 50,755
 • Density 280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7020
IDD:area code +63 (0)62
Income class 2nd municipal income class
PSGC 097302000
Electorate 29,951 voters as of 2016
Website www.zds-aurora.gov.ph

Aurora is a second class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 50,755 people.[3]

It is the easternmost municipality in Zamboanga del Sur, bounded by the Province of Lanao del Norte on its eastern side. The town was named after President Manuel Quezon's wife, Aurora Quezon.

In 1948, a portion of Aurora was separated to form the town of Molave.[4]

Barangays[edit]

Aurora is politically subdivided into 44 barangays.[2]

  • Acad
  • Alang-alang
  • Alegria
  • Anonang
  • Bagong Mandaue
  • Bagong Maslog
  • Bagong Oslob
  • Bagong Pitogo
  • Baki
  • Balas
  • Balide
  • Balintawak
  • Bayabas
  • Bemposa
  • Cabilinan
  • Campo Uno
  • Ceboneg
  • Commonwealth
  • Gubaan
  • Inasagan
  • Inroad
  • Kahayagan East (Katipunan)
  • Kahayagan West
  • Kauswagan
  • La Paz (Tinibtiban)
  • La Victoria
  • Lantungan
  • Libertad
  • Lintugop
  • Lubid
  • Maguikay
  • Mahayahay
  • Monte Alegre
  • Montela
  • Napo
  • Panaghiusa
  • Poblacion
  • Resthouse
  • Romarate
  • San Jose
  • San Juan
  • Sapa Loboc
  • Tagulalo
  • Waterfall

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Aurora
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1948 35,090 —    
1960 25,558 −2.61%
1970 25,975 +0.16%
1975 31,092 +3.67%
1980 37,248 +3.68%
1990 38,097 +0.23%
1995 40,157 +0.99%
2000 42,820 +1.39%
2007 47,177 +1.35%
2010 48,434 +0.96%
2015 50,755 +0.90%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 12 May 2014. Retrieved 17 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 Census of Population (2015). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "An act creating the municipality of Molave in the province of Zamboanga and making said municipality the capital of the province". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Province of Zamboanga del Sur". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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