Bansud, Oriental Mindoro
|Municipality of Bansud|
Map of Oriental Mindoro with Bansud highlighted
|Region||Mimaropa (Region IV-B)|
|Barangays||13 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Ronaldo Mortel Morada|
|• Electorate||21,744 voters (2016)|
|• Total||343.47 km2 (132.61 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||120/km2 (310/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)43|
|Climate type||tropical climate|
|Income class||2nd municipal income class|
Bansud is 90 kilometres (56 mi) from Calapan.
Bansud is politically subdivided into 13 barangays.
- Alcadesma (formerly Tiguisan)
- Proper Bansud
- Proper Tiguisan
- Villa Pag-Asa
The name of the town is said to be derived from a legend. The legend says that long ago the Mangyans, the aborigines of the Mindoro settled in the lands near the mouth of Bansud River, which they called “Basud” which means Delta. The delta provided fertile soil for the people; hence they lived there peacefully and productively until the time that settlers from the province of Marinduque and Visayan Islands moved in. In many years that followed, the word “Basud” was eventually changed to Bansud.
|Population census of Bansud|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
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- Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011.
- "Province of Oriental Mindoro". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.