Batuan, Masbate

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Batuan
Municipality
Map of Masbate with Batuan highlighted
Map of Masbate with Batuan highlighted
Batuan is located in Philippines
Batuan
Batuan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°25′N 123°46′E / 12.417°N 123.767°E / 12.417; 123.767Coordinates: 12°25′N 123°46′E / 12.417°N 123.767°E / 12.417; 123.767
Country Philippines
Region Bicol (Region V)
Province Masbate
District 1st district
Founded 1951
Barangays 14
Government[1]
 • Mayor Charlie D. Yuson III
Area[2]
 • Total 56.28 km2 (21.73 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 13,764
 • Density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code 5415
Dialing code 56

Batuan is a fifth class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. It is located at the southern point of Ticao Island. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 13,764 people.[3] It is the smallest municipality in Masbate, both in land area and population.

In 1951, the barrios of Batuan, Burgos, Gibraltar, Costa Rica, Panisihan, and Matabao were separated from San Fernando to form the Municipality of Batuan.[4]

The municipality is home to the Bongsanglay Natural Park.

Barangays[edit]

Batuan is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.[2]

  • Burgos
  • Cañares
  • Canvañez
  • Costa Rica
  • Danao
  • Gibraltar
  • Mabuhay
  • Matabao
  • Nasandig
  • Panisihan
  • Poblacion
  • Rizal
  • Royroy
  • Sawang

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Batuan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 10,525 —    
1995 12,705 +3.59%
2000 12,038 −1.15%
2007 12,585 +0.61%
2010 13,764 +3.31%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: MASBATE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 November 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "An Act Creating the Municipality of Batuan in the Province of Masbate". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  5. ^ "Province of Masbate". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 

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